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Kids to be protected from hair discrimination in schools: ‘Our existence deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated’

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Posted By: Imright, 8/14/2021 1:20:07 PM

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into a law a bill that bars hair discrimination in schools, saying it will help ensure that students statewide feel “comfortable and confident in their own skin.”But the mother whose son was an inspiration for the law — a 4-year-old Black child who was told his braids were a violation of school dress codes — said the moment “is bigger than just hair.”“Our hair is an extension of who we are as a race and is deeply connected with our cultural identity,” said Ida Nelson, who had a front row seat at the bill signing, holding son Gus “Jett” Hawkins in her lap.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 8/14/2021 1:35:19 PM (No. 878854)
They can paint themselves purple and dye their hair orange, put it in braids or curls or whatever. Just get off the stage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 8/14/2021 1:40:56 PM (No. 878858)
By law, black people will now have hair that comes in different colors, some of it straight, some wavy, some curly. Genetic modification? Transplants? Whatever, it's the law.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TLCary 8/14/2021 1:47:01 PM (No. 878864)
HAIR! Their existence celebrated, not just tolerated! Black babies often have hair when they are born, how about celebrating and tolerating and letting a few more of them live? Guess that isn't as important of an issue. If only babies had enough hair to braid. Our world is absurd.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 8/14/2021 1:49:01 PM (No. 878870)
Doe that work for light skinned blonde kids too? We're grandparents and we know first hand about being a white kid in an 'integrated' school.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Californian 8/14/2021 1:50:49 PM (No. 878871)
When he's 14 in juvie and 18 in state pen does he still get to choose his own hair style and color?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba 8/14/2021 1:51:59 PM (No. 878872)
I opened Lucianne is hopes for something worthwhile. This wasn't it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: 8/14/2021 1:56:00 PM (No. 878876)
"Can't see your face little Cousin It" No problem...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TJ54 8/14/2021 1:58:00 PM (No. 878877)
LOL - glad I no longer reside in Illinoid
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Reply 9 - Posted by: msliberty1937 8/14/2021 2:10:22 PM (No. 878900) don't matter. Wherever you are, this idiocy will find you.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jasmine 8/14/2021 2:11:01 PM (No. 878901)
Encouraging students to find socially acceptable ways to stand out from the crowd is laudable. However, the example provided by the bill's sponsor is clownish. Is this really the way parents want their kids to "express" themselves? There's a big difference between Jett Hawkins's neatly braided hair and the medusa-like mess the sponsor wore to the "celebration."
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/14/2021 2:11:36 PM (No. 878902)
Schools can mandate masks, but not dress codes? They have gone crazy. Take your kids somewhere else.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 8/14/2021 2:20:33 PM (No. 878907)
Narrator: a lot of 'their' hair isn't actually theirs.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GTO6.0 8/14/2021 2:26:24 PM (No. 878914)
The BUSHMEN and women walk around looking foolish...because they’ll whine and stomp and cry racism if you point out their stack of hair looks children. Children who make up 73% illegitimacy.. Go figure...Normal is dead in America.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/14/2021 2:35:33 PM (No. 878924)
No idiocy discrimination allowed!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/14/2021 2:48:32 PM (No. 878942)
They want to feel comfortable when they steal your TV and iPhone.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quigley 8/14/2021 2:59:37 PM (No. 878954)
Keep them focused on the important things. Then you can rob them blind. As nasty pislousey said ‘quit your job and learn a language or an instrument.’ While you’re doing that she’s raking in $$$millions. Suckers.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Scottyboy 8/14/2021 3:12:31 PM (No. 878963)
Do a search for “dreadlocks + lice” and you’ll learn what prompted the bans in the first place and why this is another stupid idea from our idiot friends on the left.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Log Cabin Preacher 8/14/2021 3:18:08 PM (No. 878967)
You can't tell them how to style their hair, but you can force them to get a vaccine before being allowed in school. Yup. Makes sense to me.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 8/14/2021 3:32:25 PM (No. 878977)
Whadda ya know, next it will be fingernails...saw a couple 'ladies' scanning news channels who had fingernails that looked like they hadn't seen a day of work in months...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/14/2021 3:37:39 PM (No. 878983)
Ummm - - then - - why do Moochie, KamaLOL, and Maxine - - and lots of others - - style their hair - - and/or their borrowed wigs - - like white women. Shouldn't all Proud Black Women wear their hair with its natural frizz?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 8/14/2021 3:39:25 PM (No. 878985)
Re #2, now they have a legal right to make fools of themselves, further diminish themselves. They just don’t get it. Probably never will.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanceLink1 8/14/2021 3:46:49 PM (No. 878989)
Just making sure their hair looks good before they are dissed and shot.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 8/14/2021 3:50:29 PM (No. 878995)
Chicago is a war zone but kids’ hair is more important.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone 8/14/2021 3:55:08 PM (No. 878997)
When they get through high school Black graduates can have whatever style braids they wish, but will they be able to read and write and have an understanding of math or science? It appears that does not matter in the big leftist and socialist Democrat run cities, where cool braids may be the future qualification to get them affirmative action positions as doctors or engineers to compete against the Communist Chinese.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 8/14/2021 3:59:14 PM (No. 879002)
"Our existence deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated’" - unless you haven't been vaccinated, then your existence needs to be cancelled!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 8/14/2021 4:03:47 PM (No. 879009)
I'm glad Illinois has solved all of their other problems, that they can concentrate on letting little boys braid their hair.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: lynngirl122 8/14/2021 4:27:01 PM (No. 879027)
Everybody laughs at them sorry but it's the truth.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/14/2021 4:30:31 PM (No. 879028)
"Hair-brained" zealots: "We are our hair."
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2021 4:41:52 PM (No. 879036)
If you look bizarre on purpose, expect stares, giggles, pointing and guffaws, at minimum. Your choice. Dress and groom normally or oddly. If we laugh, it's because you look weird. Not our fault.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MEdwards1776 8/14/2021 4:56:46 PM (No. 879045)
Hmm interesting priorities. Hair is more important than focusing on absent fathers and/or families with as many different last names for the children as there are fathers for each child. Then they scream racism and CRT. Blame others so you don’t have to address your bad choices. How is that working out for yous peepo?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 8/14/2021 5:22:24 PM (No. 879058)
All over the US, black kid's state exam scores are more than 20% less than the white kids. That's not just here and there; that's everywhere. Hair isn't going to change that.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: chillijilli 8/14/2021 5:47:18 PM (No. 879086)
It might be worth it to do a GoFundMe to sponsor a foreign student from the Xingu tribe in the Brazilian Amazon or the Kolufo of Papua New Guinea to be an exchange student in an Illinois school. They don't wear clothing and surely their existence deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: LTCTed 8/14/2021 6:05:18 PM (No. 879099)
,snark> Ah! At last my genetic tendency to be cheap, clever at imitation, and inscrutable will enhance my laundry and virus importation business! "[It's] an extension of who we are as a race, and is deeply connected with our cultural identity." FLUX 'EM (required for proper soldering of such complainers)
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Faithfully 8/14/2021 6:26:23 PM (No. 879114)
Years ago, my kids came home from school with head lice. They had to have their hair buzz cut. I was mortified until I spoke with the school principal who told me that this was a common outbreak. Good point #17 are dreads exempt?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rama41 8/14/2021 9:18:22 PM (No. 879272)
It used to be that grooming standards were preparation for adulthood so that students could grow up, get hired for a first job enroute to an occupation. Thanks to Biden, that's no longer necessary.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: udanja99 8/14/2021 10:03:28 PM (No. 879297)
Meanwhile, how many of those kids celebrating their existence will be shot this weekend?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: udanja99 8/14/2021 10:06:02 PM (No. 879298)
BTW, Senator Simmons looks like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean. Watch out or he’ll attack your ship with his dozens of tentacles. How does anyone take him seriously?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: mifla 8/15/2021 8:22:45 AM (No. 879547)
Can't read, can't write, can't do math, but their hair will be an expression of who they are.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/15/2021 8:28:29 AM (No. 879554)
Gov. Fatwad never misses an opportunity to pander to blacks in Illinois. He kisses the buttcracks of every one of them who come up with some stupid idea like this. He would kiss their feet, but he's too fat to get down on the floor to do it.
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