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Deborah Brown Community School

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Tiana Parker’s Old School Changes Policy on Afros, Dreads

Deborah Brown Community School, the charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma that recently came under fire for sending home 7-year-old Tiana Parker on the grounds that she violated appearance guidelines by having dreadlocks, has decided — following a two hour school board meeting — to officially change their policy. The school faced national scrutiny following the

Little girl sent home from school because of 'faddish' dreadlocks
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[EXCLUSIVE] 7-Year-Old Kicked Out of School for Having Dreads Speaks

Teaching children the importance of self-expression at a young age is a priority for many parents. Those lessons become difficult however, when there are schools like the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Oklahoma that seemingly teach students the complete opposite. This week, 7-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home due to the school’s dress code

Little girl sent home from school because of 'faddish' dreadlocks
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7 Year Old Girl Sent Home Because of Dreadlocks

A 7-year-old girl named Tiana Parker was recently sent home from Deborah Brown Community School, the charter school she attends in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for failing to comply with school policy. Her violation? Tiana, who is African American, has dreadlocks and school rules state that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are

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