Santa Fe New Mexican
Ga. elementary school accused of racial bias over hairstyle display
From New Age box fades to braids, a display on the wall of a suburban Atlanta elementary school tried to illustrate a variety of “inappropriate” haircuts and hairstyles.
But there was one thing the children who were photographed had in common: They were all black. The display by the Narvie J. Harris Theme School in Decatur, Ga., was taken down Thursday — the same day it had been put up — after being widely criticized as racially insensitive. The episode happened at a time when cities and states across the United States have adopted legislation making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person’s hairstyle.