First of all I am under the impression that the word ‘dread’ singular or plural is considered offensive by a lot of people who wear Locs out here in Oakland Ca. The rules of this school are pretty specific…no dreadlocks will be accepted along with hairstyles like mohawks etc…Hmmmmm….;0) Ha!! What’s truly needed is the educational aspect here….especially with the involvement of a place supposedly of learning. Also…while I’m here…I don’t think WE should continue to describe OURSELVES as African-American anymore…because WE and ONLY ‘WE’ are American-Americans….take care and God Bless!!!….;0) double-Ha!!