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When school dress codes depend on the color of your skin

Feb 08, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Not long ago, a white referee at a high school match in New Jersey gave an African American student with dreadlocks this choice: cut them or forfeit. The student, Andrew Johnson, allowed his hair to be cut, but the episode was seen by many as one in a long list of episodes of racial bias.

This post looks directly at the issue of dress codes and race and the underlying hypocrisy behind some school policies. It was written by Andre Perry, who is a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washi...