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Pretoria Girls high: Afros and Racism

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I think it's conscious and subconscious racism because they didn't dismantle their old code of conduct that did not accommodate the black child at all because the black child was never supposed to receive an education as history tells us. This school was only relatively recently integrated. Therefore, as a black child in the school or a mixed-race child, you'd be on the short end of the stick as they were never included in the blueprint of the school when it started.
It's 2016! Why is this still going on?
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There clearly is a need to update old policies to make them more accommodation, however these policies should be designed to facilitate a healthy learning environment. Thinking back to my school days, it could be very distracting sitting behind a girl with such a big afro, especially if I cant see the blackboard. Practically, this seems like a reasonable policy???
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Right now, learners at Pretoria High school are demanding that racist practices at the school are brought to an end. Girls attending the school have been forced to straighten their hair; are accused of conspiring when standing in groups and face other intolerable comments and actions.
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Some students, parents and at least one official in South Africa have all called out a local all-girls high school's decision to ban all natural hairstyles, including afros, calling the action racist in nature. The response from the community in Pretoria has been resounding after Pretoria Girls High ordered its students to all have their hair straightened,
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