School Suspend 'Racist' Hair Rules After Protests

A South African school has suspended a hairstyle rules after the student girls protested calling it as racist.

Pretoria High School for Girls had told the students to straighten their hair and not adopt an afro style.

A student told Al Jazeera on Monday that protests broke out at the Pretoria High School for Girls after a 13-year-old black girl was disciplined recently for writing an essay on black women suffering at the hands of "white privilege".

"We wanted to show that we have had enough of the bigotry and racism that we face at school", said the student, who requested anonymity.


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