Skip to comments.Local 7th grader suspended because his hair is too short
Posted on 05/15/2007 1:28:40 PM PDT by trumandogz
Derek Jackson, a Bailey Middle School student, was slapped with an in-school suspension because of his "buzz cut."
An assistant principal pulled Derek Jackson aside, after she saw his extremely short haircut. Both Derek and his mother say school told them the haircut violates the school's dress code. A copy of that dress code talks about disruptive hair color and shapes, like a mohawk, that violate the policy, but it makes no mention of hair length.
Derek's mother thinks he was targeted because he is African-American.
Geewillikers, the idiocy never ends.
I thought he was going to be accused of being a Skin-Head.
Well ya’ know, I think short hair looks nice on black men and boys. IMHO. Can’t see a problem here, maybe there’s more to the story... but there always is, isn’t there?
Thanks for posting pick.
His head looked shaved to me, I don’t see how it’s either disruptive to the class or racially motivated, though.
Looks like a normal hair cut that I see HS kids wearing here in Florida. The school is way out of line IMO.
I have no problem with that cut. He appears neat and it’s a good cut. I’d like more details, but his family is right; it’s got to be something else.
You have got to be kidding!!!!!
I hate the whole lawsuit trend.. but I think this mom needs to talk to a lawyer..
It’s “disruptive” because it somehow fails to show immediate obedience to the nanny-state, which is the central goal of most government schools.
When I was a kid they gave us problems for having hair that was too long. Now kids get grief for having hair that is too short.
Good thing he didn’t have a butter knife or he would have been sent to jail. I firmly believe that common sense is absent from our schools.
That’s pretty much the same haircut my kids have had since...well...since birth, practically.
He looks nice, and I’m SURE the school has better things to worry about.
And Derick’s Mom is white.
I saw the kid and his Mom on the news this morning. She looked like a nice lady and her son seemed like a nice, well groomed young man. He was also suspended for wearing orange and black last Halloween. The Principle said they were GANG COLORS! LOL!
Gee, I’m happy to know that the students attending that school are learning so well and achieving so much academically that the administration has plenty of time bug them about their haircuts. That little boy looks nice. It is a lot easier for little boys to have buzz cuts. And what is that school going to do if there is an outbreak of head lice and a bunch of kids have to have their heads shaved? All that said, how in the world could that be construed as rascism? It sounds to me like garden variety stupidity.
However, this case is weird for Austin where kids run around with Mohawks, purple hair and every body part pierced.
The assist principle there is named “Kamilya Al-Sharif Al-Sharif”
I’ll leave any comments to the peanut gallery..
Sounds like the assistant principal is on crack cocaine.
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