Another Black Girl singled out for her hair at a Private School

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The Administrators at Montverde private school near Clermont asked a teen girl to change her natural hair because it went against the school’s dress code policy.

16-year-old Nicole Orr, a junior at the school, said,”People say they love my hair because it’s so diverse, curly and Afro-Centric.  Nicole’s father, Eric Orr said, “I received a call saying that my daughter needed to get her hair done and she wears her natural and I was kind of taken aback by it.”

The school referred them to the handbook, where one line, in particular, stood out.  “It said ‘dread-like’ hair, and so that could be ambiguous, and it could give you the latitude to target a certain person or a certain group, so we felt we needed to address the issue,” Eric Orr explained.

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