A 7-year-old girl will have to cut her locs to attend classes at her school in Jamaica following a Supreme Court ruling – The Washington Post reported on July 31. 

According to The Washington Post,  the ruling was the result of a two-year battle that began when Dale and Sherine Virgo, the parents of the then 5-year-old, were advised by Kensington Primary School, located in a suburb of the Jamaican capital, to cut their daughter’s locs for “hygiene” reasons. The government ruling to uphold Kensington Primary School’s policy was made on Friday, July 31 — the day before Jamaica’s Emancipation Day, which is celebrated on August 1 to commemorate the end of slavery in British colonies.

“I expected that Jamaica would lead the charge against somewhat systemic racism as it relates to our hair,” said Dale Virgo about the ruling, to the Jamaican news publication, The…

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