Schools are supposed to look out for the best interest of all its students. The best interest of all its students. Not just one gender, not just one race or color. Students are there to receive an education, learn life lessons and so forth, and any hindrance on that should be removed.
Sounds reasonable enough, right?
17-year-old Jenesis Johnson, a high-school junior from North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, FL, was told by the school that her hair was “extreme and faddish and out of control”. That is the exact verbiage in the North Florida Christian student handbook: “No faddish or extreme hairstyles, and hair should be neat and clean at all times. The administration will make the decision on any questionable styles.” Look at the picture above. Does that look neat? Isn’t that a little extreme? Her hair was distracting other students from the learning process.
Blacktivists everywhere are calling racism and “hair hate”. The teacher in question and the the school administration, who, let me remind you again, have to look out for the best interest of all its students, have a duty to uphold the rules of the school. They could probably care less whether this young girl was black or not. This white kid was suspended from his kindergarten class because of his mohawk. At least Jenesis was able to stay in school the rest of the semester. Jenesis’ seating location in the classroom is not revealed, but if she was near the front of the class, blocking others from seeing the presentation, causing others to look at her instead of the teacher, that is the textbook definition of a distraction. In high school, a bug flying around the room is a distraction. It’s conceivable that a giant afro would be a distraction as well.
North Florida Christian has every right to reprimand the high-schooler. This is not an issue of racism.
Photo from WCTV