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#SouthAfrican Students Protest Against Pretoria High School For Girls’ Racist Hair Policy -blogged by @avah_taylor –
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Black students at the Pretoria High School for Girls in #SouthAfrica are protesting for the right to wear their natural hair after a 13-year-old student, identified as #ZulaikhaPatel, was reportedly suspended for wearing her afro.
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Patel is leading the protest against the school’s racist hair policy, which reportedly forces black students to straighten their #naturalhair.
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When police threatened to arrest the group of girls protesting outside of the school, they responded by saying “Take us. Take us all. ”
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Teachers at the former white-only institution, which was founded in 1902, are also accused of prohibiting black students from speaking in their mother tongue in class.
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As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 27,000 people signed an online petition against the school’s policy. The petition, titled “Stop #Racism at Pretoria #Girls High,” says that “#Black children should be allowed to just be #children, without being burdened with having to assert their humanity” and demands that the “#racist practices at the school are brought to an end. ”
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According to BBC, the school’s education minister said the school rules would be suspending pending an independent investigation into the allegations. #BlackGirlsRock #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh

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