HOPEWELL, VA — For the past four years, a Melanoid child by the name of Isaiah Freeman has worn his hair in locs–something that never seemed to hinder his outstanding academic performance as a student of West End Christian School. However, how little Isaiah chooses to wear his hair has posed a ridiculous threat to the school that he attends.
Freeman’s school informed him that his hair was too long, and violated the appearance codes of the private educational institution. His father Shawn has told the New York Daily News that “it’s a form of not being culturally aware, a form of stereotyping”, and fully expects to have his son removed from his current school.
Although the school has allegedly decided to implement diversity training by ‘reconsidering’ making changes to the hair policy next school year, Shawn Freeman refuses to allow his son to attend West End Christian School under any circumstance.