Daily Archives: August 29, 2016


Protests over South African High School’s policy allegedly against natural hair 3

While on Twitter I noticed a trending hashtag #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh. I clicked on it and saw images of protests, and  tweets of support for girls protesting the school’s hair policy. On Saturday the 27th of August, Pretoria High School for Girls held its annual Spring Fair, this year the event was met with protests by some black students. The students who wear their Afro textured  hair natural were  protesting  the school’s policies pertaining to hair, which they believe discriminates against them.   Many claim to have faced pressure to straighten  their hair in order to conform to  the school’s code of conduct.  Some black students have even accused the school of discouraging them from speaking their native languages.