Catholic School Backs Down and Asks 11-Year-Old Black Girl with Braids to Return to Class After Sending Her Home in Tears for ‘Violating’ Their Hair Policy in Video That Went Viral

The 11-year-old girl seen in a video leaving her Catholic school in tears after administrators told her that her braided hairstyle was not allowed, may return to the New Orleans area middle school. The girl’s lawyer James Williams announced on Friday that the family will meet with school officials and and the Archdiocese of New Orleans on Monday to determine how to move forward after an emotional Faith Fennidy was seen leaving Christ the King because the school said her braids violated its policy. Video of the incident was shared on Facebook by Faith’s brother, Steven Fennidy Jr. It has been viewed more than two million times and immediately sparked outrage from hundreds of people, including rapper T.I. and activist Shaun King, who charged that the school’s hair policy discriminated against black students. Williams won a restraining order Thursday on behalf of Faith and another student. It temporarily blocks the school from enforcing the policy. Archdiocese school officials issued a statement on Friday, saying they had sought the upcoming meeting and that their goal is to welcome Faith and the other student back to class ‘as soon as possible.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail