body politics

December 5, 2013
Danielle Cook, 13, an eighth-grader at Afya Public Charter School, is interested in applying to Cristo Rey, but she was told that her dreadlocks go against the high school's policy. Her mother, Dawnetta Jenkins, who takes care of Danielle's hair, also has dreadlocks. After inquiries from The Sun, the school said it was doing away with the policy.

Culture & Society: Natural Hair Under Attack In Our Schools | MSU Fraternity Suspended After Rejecting Gay Student

December 5, 2013 - Segment 4 - We discuss the straight-A 8th grade student who was denied entry into a Baltimore high school because she wears dreadlocks, and the incident in which Morgan State University's (MSU) Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on probation for discriminating against a gay student.