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Illinois Lawmaker Wants to Stop
Hair Discrimination in Schools:
'These Policies Are Outdated'

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/13/2021 9:54:17 AM

An Illinois lawmaker this week introduced a proposal that he said is aimed at stopping discrimination in schools based on a student's hair — citing his own experience growing up. State Sen. Mike Simmons, a Democrat from the northside of Chicago, introduced his legislation on Monday. If passed, it would bar schools from having rules against "hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture," specifically referring to "hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists." "No student should be forced to compromise their identity, nor should we continue to allow young people to be traumatized like this in 2021," said Simmons


Looks like he has an octopus on his head.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: volksford 5/13/2021 10:04:15 AM (No. 784150)
That hairstyle is very historical , I've seen lots of African folks wearing that same do ! /s
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/13/2021 10:14:27 AM (No. 784169)
If I can't 'Fro my hair, I ain't going back to Honors English!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher 5/13/2021 10:15:37 AM (No. 784172)
Here I always thought Ethiopia was in Africa. How can you be both African American and Ethiopian American? Choose one, moron.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: marbles 5/13/2021 10:16:29 AM (No. 784175)
And if you have any objections're a racist.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: qr4j 5/13/2021 10:26:08 AM (No. 784196)
It is so bold of this Dem pol to bring up hairstyle rules in the schools of Illinois. One might say he has HAIR BALLS in doing so. This is Illinois, people, We have our act so together when it comes to state pensions and budgets and taxes and debt, we really do have time to focus and energy to spend on hairstyles in our schools. HAIRSTYLES! They are so important. Why waste time on all that other stuff? Illinois has such a stellar performance on everything else. This guy -- not his hairstyle, don't get confused -- is an example of why businesses and people are leaving Illinois in droves. We have the second highest tax burden of any state in the country. We have a massive state pensions problem -- caused by our bloody pols who over-promised and under-funded. And our DARK BLUE government spends money like it is a meth addict with his dope.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 5/13/2021 10:41:00 AM (No. 784214)
That thing on his head looks like that butt-ugly hat Princess Beatrice wore to William and Kates wedding!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Son of Grady 5/13/2021 10:42:10 AM (No. 784217)
That guy looks more like The Holiday than The Weeknd.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clinger 5/13/2021 10:54:15 AM (No. 784236)
Except mullets please.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: navybrat 5/13/2021 11:17:32 AM (No. 784269)
It may be stylish in Ethiopia but here it looks unkept and nasty. It probably stays that way for weeks or longer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 5/13/2021 11:19:07 AM (No. 784273)
Those nasty messes just look disgusting, and are filthy in many cases.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mc squared 5/13/2021 11:40:25 AM (No. 784299)
All the guys wanted long hair in 60's schools - but we weren't allowed. Where's my restitution? (PS: stock up on Raid and lice powder)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 5/13/2021 11:42:36 AM (No. 784305)
The schools main worry is lice. Those tormented hairstyles don’t get washed very often.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: downnout 5/13/2021 11:44:53 AM (No. 784308)
The students “graduate” as functional illiterates and this nut is worried about hair styles.....
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 5/13/2021 11:48:16 AM (No. 784312)
Simmons is a one-man freak show, desperate for attention.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: voxpopuli 5/13/2021 11:52:39 AM (No. 784316)
NEXT.. CLOTHES should be optional.. many in Africa wear NO clothes.. If passed, it would bar schools from having rules against "CLOTHES historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture,"
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Reply 16 - Posted by: kono 5/13/2021 11:57:37 AM (No. 784325)
Your hair is not your identity. Get a grip. And most kids of school age are very passionate about everything they like or dislike; it's the end of the world if their desires are not affirmed. Tolerating that behavior is harmful enough; but encouraging it is a kind of abuse. Codes for clothing, hair, accessories, etc. (and severe restrictions on piercings, tatts, and other body-modification practices) are healthy and life-affirming, particularly during a person's formative years.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: kono 5/13/2021 11:58:53 AM (No. 784329)
Goodness! Dude, what took a crap on yo' head?!?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 5/13/2021 12:56:48 PM (No. 784397)
Good lord! His hairstyle just shouts, “Look at me! I’m a moron!”
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Right Time 5/13/2021 1:10:55 PM (No. 784406)
This is definitely of critical importance. Let’s worry about hair styles, but whether the students are learning anything or can even read. Don’t worry that school unions have used the COVID hype to stay out of work for over a year, but still collect wages and benefits. Simmons is a typical stupid Democrat, ready to pass a new law, without any understanding of the issues or the resultant effects. Did it not occur to this nitwit that, kids being kids, some will go to extreme hairstyles if there are no rules—like 3 ft diameter Afros, or 10 ft braid weaves, or outlandish colors. This bill will only allow hairstyles to be a distraction in schools. Where is the bill that will allow principals to fire lazy, high absence, unprofessional teachers.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 5/13/2021 2:23:47 PM (No. 784487)
C'mon, man! Black 'do's that look like flower pots or tumble weeds are great. I once saw a 'do rag' that looked like a noose. That caused me a quick exit.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dolphin 5/13/2021 3:29:42 PM (No. 784541)
"No student should be forced to compromise their identity," unless, of course that student is white and must sit through Critical Race Theroy.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: skacmar 5/13/2021 4:04:05 PM (No. 784573)
I think if Sen. Simmons went to Africa with the hair do he has, they would laugh at him. Many of the "cultural" hair do's that people claim are a part of their ethnic heritage are nothing more than bizarre weaves or sheer laziness. Sen Simmons looks like he has a giant bow on his head. Which part of Ethiopia claims his hairstyle. I did a quick Google search of Ethiopian Hairstyles. They were all either natural afros or neat cornrows. Nothing like the mess on his head.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Faithfully 5/13/2021 5:25:33 PM (No. 784639)
These people are not aware that African women used cow dung on their hair too, to keep the flies away from their faces. Every day that these complainers wake up, they should thank GOD that they were taken out of Africa.
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