As a Black conservative writer, I often come across articles that might not seem worth discussing, but some stories, especially those within Black conservative circles, deserve our attention. Wrong Speak Publishing is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Well stated that’s why I wrote this article because as black conservatives we have to consider these black cultural issues when engaging the black community the rule of law is important but freedom of expression is important and we must ponder these issues
This is a tough situation. How can the school dictate the length of his hair if it's down? As long as it's up at school why is this an issue? A road forward would be for parents to be a part of the rulemaking process. We must attend school board meeting and get in front of possible situations like this. As a service academy grad, I have seen hair standard get out of control due to cultural identity and freedom of expression. From what I gather, the school in question is not a military school. I appreciate standards, but what this school is requiring seem a bit much.
I was perplexed by that story as well. If it was a public school, it was truly a stupid mean move and made no sense and a lawsuit is sure to follow. But the suspensions for phones, etc. need context. Is there immediate compliance, or is there a refusal? I pulled my son from an affluent well-regarded school because I felt the kids ran the school and put him in a Christian school. I had to get a tutor to make up for the inadequacies. The tutor thought I was crazy for taking him out of the school, but the strict structure was more important to me.
Considering all the problems in schools and in the world, I am astounded that hair is still an issue. Hair length was an issue when I was in the 10th grade in 1966. I thought we had moved beyond such trivial matters.