Mixed-race student banned from school ceremony over hairstyle

【髪型理由に卒業式で“隔離”】ルーツがある黒人の伝統的な髪型「コーンロー」の男子高校生を「校則違反」理由に 「事前相談あれば・・・」教委釈明

republicworld.com -- Mar 31
Strict hairstyle regulations at Japanese schools have come under fire after a mixed-race adolescent who had plaited his hair into cornrows to honour his Black background was segregated from other students at their graduation ceremony.

The graduate, who has not been named, was instructed not to stand up and speak when his name was called during the graduation ceremony at his school in Himeji, western Japan, reported The Guardian.

The 18-year-old, who was born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father, claimed he plaited his naturally curly hair for the ceremony to make it look neater. He also said he had read about the cultural significance of cornrows online and from his father.

According to the school's rules, haircuts must be "clean and appropriate for a high school student," not "trendy." The guidelines do not specify braiding, but students are not allowed to bleach, colour, or straighten their hair. ...continue reading

Mar 31 (ABCテレビニュース) - 2月、姫路市にある県立高校の卒業式で、髪型が「校則違反」という理由で3年生の男子生徒が隔離されていたことが分かりました。  ...continue reading

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