Jamaica's Supreme Court Rules That School Can Ban Child With Dreadlocks (No, We're Not Kidding)
The Root story by Ishena Robinson. Click on image to read more.
This really happened. Jamaica's Supreme Court was in favor of a school that banned a child from wearing dreadlocks. It's absolutely understandable to be taken aback by this outcome because it's Jamaica we're discussing here! When the name of the island pops up in conversation, it's common to think of Bob Marley who proudly wore his natural hair in dreadlocks. It's ironic that this situation is a reality considering that the island is heavily populated by Black people, but also it goes to show how far reaching and deep racism is. Read more about it by clicking the image.