Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 221 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 The Sparkling Effect Of The Button Bib Necklace Essential Tips for Buying Silver Jewelry 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 AtinukeIghodalo I'm a fun fashion lover, I love it love it love it. xxx More For You #OOTD: Tolu Bally Steps Out With A Jaw Dropping Boob handprint shirt x... #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... 6 Essential Cautions When Sending Clothes To Style Influencers “We Created A Banger” Ghanaian Afrobeats Star Lasmid Pays Respect To Deceased Nigerian... Indulge In The Whimsical Elegance Of Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s SS23 ‘Ilé mi, Ilè... New Turtles Movie Subliminally Teaches Us To Beg White People For Acceptance 8 Days Left For Top Tier Designer Applications To Be Vetted For Accra... Naomi Campbell Ventures Beyond the Catwalk: A New Fashion Odyssey with Nigeria’s VicNate Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.