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Black girl sent home over hair extensions

Posted at 1:09 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 14:09:53-04

A black girl with extensions was not allowed to attend classes at a Terrytown private school because administrators said her hairstyle was against school policy, family members told the Times Picayune.

Their comments on social media quickly gained national attention, including those of rapper T.I. and social activist Shaun King.

Montrelle Fennidy confirmed Tuesday morning to the newspaper that her 11-year-old daughter Faith is no longer a student at Christ the King Elementary School in Terrytown. She was in the process of finding a new school for her 6th grader. Read the story here.

Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry argues that the policy is one that “only black girls can violate.” Read his piece about the issue here.

Her brother posted video of her leaving her school. You can see that below.

But today, he posted the following:

Here’s the video of his sister: