Rules over how female students wear their hair at a South African high school have been suspended after anti-racism protests from black pupils, a local minister says. “There will be no learner that will be victimized purely because of their hairstyle until the School Governing Body have finalized a new code of conduct that deals specifically with this issue,” said Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi in an article for Eye Witness News.
The victory in Pretoria is a victory for every Black person in the world ‘cause the policy of the Black hair is never about hair. This is a protest against whitewashing of blackness in any environment. Policing the hair styles of Black people is a type of racism that is lurking in company handbooks and school codes of conduct.
These young girls are our inspiration to continue to fight until we are fully and completely accepted.