It is a racial thing and the worst part of it is that the administrators are black! Are they saying there is something wrong with “natural” black hair? That teacher with all the long curls is trying to have “white girl” hair. Nothing wrong with afro or dreds or braids, etc. This has nothing to do with the quality of education. My son is white and went to a private school for two years and one of the black boys wore a very visible afro. He graduated second in his class with several scholarship awards. His hair neither contributed to this nor diminished it. And the other kids thought nothing of it.