Melissa Harris-Perry letter to girls with dreadlocks: ‘You are perfect, just the way you are’

September 11, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Lilly Workneh SNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a segment of her show this weekend to Tiana Parker, a 7-year-old student at Deborah Brown Community School in Oklahoma where she was told that her hairstyle was “unacceptable.”  Parker’s hair was styled in dreadlocks – however, the school’s policy prohibits such hairstyles along with afros, mohawks, and “other faddish styles.” The school...

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