When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

…According to Colleen Cook, administrators at Mystic Valley have routinely reprimanded black students for dress code violations involving hair.

Other black girls have been pulled out of class, she says, lined up, asked if they had hair extensions and given detention if they did.

Colleen remembers when one student, who wore her hair in its natural texture, was taken out of class and told that she would need to relax, or chemically straighten, her hair before returning to school the next day.

In defense of their daughters, the Cooks brought in a yearbook to show school leaders the many white female students with hair extensions and dyed hair.

But, the Cooks say, the administration didn’t see that those students were in violation of the dress code, stating those hair alterations weren’t as obvious.

…”I feel like the school is pushing us to raise them as white children, but that’s not who they are or who they’re going to be.”

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code : NPR Ed : NPR

Criminalizing being black starts at an early age. I hope the Cooks sue the school into stone age. If the school system insists on disrupting the education of young people who happen to be black, then in all fairness everyone else’s education needs to be disrupted as well.

‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism

: ‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism

hmmmm.  Somewhat akin to the work done by SHARP* skins.

* SHARP = skinheads against racial prejudice.  Beating people up may not be everyone’s cup of tea but most people can agree that giving racists a taste of how they treat others is a good thing.

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees 

They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.

None of the things Israeli authorities had promised the 12 Eritreans when they had agreed to relocate to Rwanda a few weeks prior. Instead, John offered to smuggle them into neighboring Uganda, which he told them was a “free nation.” “If you live here, you can’t leave,” Semene recalled John saying of Rwanda. “It’s a tight country. Let me advise you, as your brother, you need to go to Uganda.”

They would need to sneak across the border, since they had no proof of legal entry into Rwanda. (The Israeli laissez-passers had gone unstamped at the Kigali airport the night before, an oversight that now felt suspicious.) But John told them not to worry; he could easily get them into Uganda for a fee of $250. “I have everything,” he said. “Contacts with the government over there. Contacts with the Israeli government. If something happens, I call the Israeli government and they do something for you.”

The alternative, John said, was to remain in the Kigali house, where they would be under constant surveillance. They would have to pay rent, but without documentation, they would not be allowed to work. Semene and the others understood that John was not really giving them a choice. 

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees | Foreign Policy

Disgusting but not so surprising from a government who seems to prides itself on how much more racist, opressive, and abusive it can get each year that passes.

Black Florida State Attorney Pulled Over in Traffic Stop, Prompting Criticism

Aramis Ayala was pulled over by Orlando police in June, but video of the [of the unnecessary and unwarranted] traffic stop went viral on Wednesday. 

Black Florida State Attorney Pulled Over in Traffic Stop, Prompting Criticism – NBC News

The cops even try to claim that there is something wrong with her plates! Like lying little toddlers trying to justifying sneaking into the cookie car…

They both should be yanked from patrol and permanently parked at a desk because they are a complete embarrassment to the badge.

Trevor Noah: ‘I Have Been Stopped by Police 8 to 10 Times’ in 6 Years in US (Video) – SFGate

Like, a Tesla, people, host says. “The Daily Show” is usually about the jokes, but in a behind-the-scenes clip, host Trevor Noah got serious to talk about his experiences as a black man living in the U.S. 

Trevor Noah: ‘I Have Been Stopped by Police 8 to 10 Times’ in 6 Years in US (Video) – SFGate

hmm