Being of Romani/Jewish descent doesn’t mean you’re not white, btw. You’re Caucasian in the least and still reap the benefits of being “white” to some degree. (If you care to have some background on how Jews became white, I highly recommend this book, one Jew to another, as I’m black *and* Jewish. Furthermore, ethnicity is not the same concept as race. You can be ethnically Jewish, and still be “white.” Likewise, one can be Caucasian, and not yet make the transition to “whiteness” as it is perceived in America. http://www.amazon.com/dp/081352590X/?tag=buzz0f-20 Second, you keep asking for someone to address the fact the people who created and enforced this rule are African-American. The most important tool of oppression is the mind of the oppressed. Oppression can’t keep going just on the volition of the group who creates the criteria. Society creates structures by which every participates in fueling this fire via “micro-aggressions” against those deemed lesser. It can be as simple as calling something “gay” to mean “stupid,” but the end-game is mainstream society demeans a certain group of people, in that case the LGBT population. When a school asks students who cannot help their genetic code to “tame” this code for acceptability, you have to wonder who decided these hairstyles were unprofessional in the first place? Who told black people their hair was wrong and needed to be changed. And what standards are they upholding when they do so? The answers will be white people and white standards.