Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 182 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!After her elementary school in Tulsa, Okla., wouldn’t allow her to wear dreadlocks, 7-year-old Tiana Parker didn’t change her hairdo. Instead, she changed schools. Although Tiana had worn her hair in dreadlocks during the previous school year, officials at the Deborah Brown Community School decided this year to enforce the school’s dress-code policy. It states that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros and other faddish styles are unacceptable.” Tiana’s father, Terrance Parker, told TODAY.com that the charter school informed him last week that his daughter’s hair violated its policy. Parker said he requested leniency and noted that Tiana’s teachers had complimented her on her hair just last year. He said Tiana had asked her parents for the dreadlocks. “My daughter Tiana is very unique,” said Parker, 27. “She’s a loner. She wears (country) boots all the time. If she finds something she likes, I don’t want anybody to tear her down. Whether you like it or not, I always taught my kids to be who they want to be.” More Articles You Would Love #HotShots: Phloshop Photography Give’s Zynnell Zuh’s A Fab Set Of Birthday Images; See It Here #OOTD: Adut Akech Stuns As She Shows Us You Can Rock Your Net Kimono To Both The Beach & The Club The Deborah Brown Community School referred TODAY.com to its attorney, who has not responded to an interview request. Parker described his daughter as a good girl — a straight-A student who likes math and loves the country and fishing with her grandparents. Getting rid of her dreadlocks would mean cutting her hair, which was upsetting for Tiana. “She told her mom, ‘I don’t want to cut my hair,’” Parker said. “I got her into the school because the education was good. I want the best for my kids.” Tiana attended her new school in Tulsa, Anderson Elementary, all week. She told TODAY.com that she’s enjoying the new school, which accepts her hairstyle. She also said she was sad that “they didn’t like my dreads” at her old school, but she’s “happy” now. “I wish their policy would be changed,” Parker said about his daughter’s former school. “I want people to be able to be themselves.” beautyexpelledfathergirllittle girlnatural hairschooltulsayoung girl Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You #BeautyOfTheWeek: Meet The Stunning Dark Skinned Ghanaian Model Priscilla Donkor Going Viral In... VIDEO: “I’m So Very Excited To Be Here” Watch US Vice President Kamala... Creed III Star & Marvel Actor Jonathan Majors Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting A... A.I. Artist Marzuwq Muhammad Visually Creates The Perfect Way & Looks Spending A... VIDEO: Beyonce Features Top Sudanese Model Shanelle Nyasiase In Her New RENAISSANCE Collection... New Fashion Brand Aso Nigeria Presents The Lookbook For Their Debut Collection ‘THE... Ghanaian Designer Kwado_Man Is About To Set Off A Whole New Trend With... White Australians Set To Vote If Original Black Australian Should Have Human Rights... VIDEO: Naomi Campbell Scoops Two Seperate Awards This Week For Her Fight Against... #OOTD: Former Miss Cote d’Ivoire 2005 Sery Dorcas Isn’t Not Playing When It... You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.