Black Women Whose Hair Cost Them Their Jobs

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Teona Parker

It’s not just Black women facing judgment in the workplace over their hairstyles, some young girls are also experiencing backlash in the classroom over the way they wear their hair. Take then-7-year-old girl Teona Parker of Deborah Brown Community School, in Tulsa, Okla. In 2013 she was informed her  dreadlocks violated school policy and faced being kicked out. “The school later said the girl’s hair was fine after receiving national media attention over the issue,” reported News One.  And Parker? She switched schools.


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