By: Taylor Jackson
Two 15 year old African American twins Deanna and Mya cook who attend Mystic Valley Regional Charter School outside of Boston has been punished for having their hair in braids at school. The twin had served multiple detention which would result in a suspension.
One of the twin Deanna who is on the track team was banned from competing in the track meet because the athletic director removed her from participating.
Mystic Valley Regional Charter school defended their punishment of Deanna And Mya with this following statement:
“One important reason for our students’ success is that we purposefully promote equity by focusing on what unites our students and reducing visible gaps between those of different means. Our policies, including those governing student appearance and attire, foster a culture that emphasizes education rather than style, fashion, or materialism. Our policy on hair extensions, which tend to be very expensive, is consistent with, and a part of, the educational environment that we believe is so important to our students’ success.”