Op-Ed

Why Racist Hair Policies in South African Schools Go Beyond Just Hair

We're faced yet again, with black girl students being discriminated against because of their hair in South Africa.

Just when we thought that the national uproar that ensued after the protests at Pretoria Girls' High School last year was enough to send South African schools running to amend their hair policies, we're faced yet again, with black girl students being discriminated against because of their hair.

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