Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.
I AM SEETHING. FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.
THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME
NO HISTORICAL BEARING
HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?
THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?
WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE?
NEVER FORGET. NEVER.
While this incident is fucking egregious as fuck. We need to stop policing peoples hair. NO ONE should have to cut, style, or color, their hair in a way they don’t feel comfortable with or which doesn’t fit in with their personal beliefs and cultures.
I don’t care if someone has a purple axe cut with shaved sides and unibrow. NO ONE has a right to tell that person they have to ‘Fix’ their hair. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN AND MODIFY THEIR BODY AS THEY SEE FIT.
Seriously, We should push congress to legislate a “Body Autonomy” Law that prevents any institution from discriminating against, or stipulating against what and how a person maintains and modifies their body and parts of their body including hair, skin, tattoos, etc. I’m fucking tired of hearing about anyone, being told that how they live their life is unacceptable to someone else so THEY have to conform. FUCK THAT NOISE.
I don’t care if you are native, male, female, european, russian, asian. NO ONE should be allowed to tell YOU to cut your hair or be excluded from something.
I’m fucking tired of hearing about black girls being told to get their Hair relaxed, or to cut off their dreads, or undo their corn rows. I’m tired of hearing about Sikh women being told to shave their facial hair. I’m tired of hearing about women being told to shave any amount of hair off their body. I’m tired of hearing about native boys being told to cut their hair.
THIS SHIT IS DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT/RACISM in many cases and in NO WAY should it be fucking LEGAL.