These stories are becoming more and more frequent it seems where a Black Kid is being reprimanded by a school for their Natural Hair.
Vanessa VanDyke is a Student at Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Fla. and she’s been going to School there since the third grade. Recently she has been told that she must cut her Afro or face being expelled. Vanessa’s Mom says she has been wearing her hair like this all year and it only became an issue with the school after Vanessa’s family complained about her being teased. Vanessa is upset with possibly having to leave a school where her friends are all because principles and administrators are picking on her, but she would rather that than to cut her hair.
Even at just the age of 12, Vanessa is very confident in herself and her hair, she says “First of all, it’s puffy and I like it that way. I know people will tease me about it because it’s not straight. I don’t fit in.”
This is the type of attitude that needs to be instilled in all of our Black Youth and that it is up to everyone in the Black Community. We have to fight racism and discrimination instead of conforming to European standards of Beauty and being convinced that who we are naturally is unacceptable. SanCopha Salute to the Young Queen Vanessa for believing in herself and her family for taking a stand.
Written By: @Champion_Us
Oh hell fucking no. If there’s one thing I do hate about my hair is the fact that it doesn’t have medusa like powers and blasts the fuck out of these motherfuckers…..People be trippin’….swear to god….
Just bought this…..I couldn’t help myself. I’m obsessed with florals it should be a sin.
my sister is honestly too gorgeous…
Do you hear the student sing?
Singing the songs of stress, amen
It is the sobbing of a pupil that will stay up late again!
When the typing of your hands
Echoes the beating of the drums
Writing an essay that is due when tomorrow comes!