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Picture this: you arrive on your first day of school with a fresh new hairstyle excited about the new year only to find out the school's policy on hair has changed. Later, you are kicked out for wearing the hair extensions that make your hair much easier to manage.

This was the reality for Faith Fennidy, a sixth grader at Christ The King Parish School in Terrytown, Louisiana. Unbeknownst to Faith and her family, the school changed its dress code over the summer which now forbids students to wear hair extensions, clip ins, or weaves.

Faith's brother, Steven, expressed his frustration with the situation on a viral Facebook video, where he said, "[They] don't care and it's just one more barrier to entry for black people. This decision is going to affect black children more than white children."

Many prolific figures have responded to the video, including rapper T.I., who had quite a lot to say against the school for what he perceived as bias towards black students.

Christ the King school in Gretna,La. You are deplorable!!! A true disgrace to the very thing your school’s name says it represents. How do you feel that this is a proper representation of what Jesus Christ the King & how he would want us to treat our children? You should be ashamed of yourselves...although I know you aren’t. This young lady is beautiful and her hair is perfectly fine. Unless of course you have an issue with black people’s hair in generally? Or is it that you intended to publicly ostracize & humiliate these young ladies so they’d be ashamed of who they are and how they look... making them feel inadequate because they aren’t YOUR version of beautiful? That’s the only explanations I can conceivably come up with. TO THESE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADIES who endured this covert application of bigotry disguised as school policy... I want you to know this... Your hair is beautiful. Your skin is beautiful. Your minds are beautiful. And not only that... you’re so undeniably beautiful & brilliant that you threaten anyone who tells you otherwise, to the point that they’re willing to stoop to levels as low as this to discourage you,so you’ll give up on your goals and never reach the levels of greatness they know await you. Please DONT LET THEM WIN!!! Please Just know the world is full of ignorant,hateful, insecure, inferior, demonic assholes. They want nothing more than to block your blessings by creating doubt in your minds, fueled by the false illusion of you not being good enough. But DONT BELIEVE THAT BULLSHIT!!!! YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH-nah BETTER THAN ANYBODY WHO TRIES TO MAKE YOU FEEL OTHERWISE. FUCK EM????????FUCK EM????????FUCK EM ALL!!! and tell em TIP said that... not TI!!!! Parents Please let me know if there’s ANY WAY POSSIBLE for me to be helpful. #HowDareYall #YourEnemyShouldntSchoolYourChildren

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In response to backlash faced after the video was posted, the Archdiocese of New Orleans released a statement from Superintendent RaeNell Billiot Houston via WGNO:

"Archdiocese of New Orleans schools develop policies appropriate for their respective schools. Christ the King Elementary School has a policy that states: 'Boys and Girls: Only the students' natural hair is permitted.'

This policy was communicated to all parents during the summer and again before the first day of school, and was applied to all students. Furthermore, the school leadership worked with families as needed to ensure compliance."

Additionally, school administrators said that Faith's family was informed when she came into school on the first day. Although her hairstyle had changed over the weekend, she still had extensions in, which is what prompted her being escorted out of class. At this point, Faith and her family decided she would no longer be attending the school.

Unfortunately, this situation isn't the first of its kind. Just recently, a boy in Florida was kicked out of school for wearing dreadlocks. What do you think: was the school justified in kicking Faith for her hair or is the policy completely unfair, especially to black children? Let us know in the comments!

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