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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:52 PM

The Supreme Court in Jamaica yesterday ruled that the Constitutional rights of a student with locks

were not violated when the school told her parents to cut her hair or leave the school.
Bet those fuckers would be OK if she processed her hair or replaced it with weaved hair.
Institutional racism is evident in non-white countries as well.

Imagine this shit yesterday - the day before Emancipation Day.
The outrage is everywhere.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200801/i-wont-cut-her-hair-parents-dreadlocked-girl-incensed-systemic-racism
Sherine Virgo said she will not cut her seven-year-old daughter’s hair despite yesterday’s court ruling that Kensington Primary School did not breach her child’s constitutional rights when it denied her access in 2018 for having dreadlocks.

“I will not be cutting her hair! That was never an option on the table. As it is right now, it seems that everything is going the homeschool direction anyways,” Virgo told The Gleaner after the Supreme Court ruling.

The mother was told that her then five-year-old daughter would need to cut her hair before she could attend the school, which is one of the top-performing institutions in Portmore, St Catherine. The school stated that the wearing of dreadlocks was against its policy.

The Supreme Court had granted an injunction for the child to attend school after Jamaicans for Justice filed a motion on behalf of the child and her parents in August 2019. Her mother said that her daughter has performed exceptionally in the two years she has been at the institution, despite the controversy surrounding her hairstyle. Virgo said that her daughter topped her class for both the first and second year and was looking forward to going into grade three this September.

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Reply The Supreme Court in Jamaica yesterday ruled that the Constitutional rights of a student with locks (Original post)
malaise Aug 1 OP
sarcasmo Aug 1 #1
BannonsLiver Aug 1 #6
PTWB Aug 1 #8
sarisataka Aug 1 #14
MineralMan Aug 1 #2
secondwind Aug 1 #3
malaise Aug 1 #5
Tanuki Aug 1 #9
Ms. Toad Aug 1 #4
Heartstrings Aug 1 #7
panader0 Aug 1 #10
malaise Aug 1 #17
Goodheart Aug 1 #11
malaise Aug 1 #13
Goodheart Aug 1 #19
malaise Aug 1 #20
Goodheart Aug 1 #21
MaryMagdaline Aug 1 #12
malaise Aug 1 #15
MaryMagdaline Aug 1 #16
malaise Aug 1 #18
MaryMagdaline Aug 1 #22
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 1 #23
malaise Aug 1 #24
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 1 #25
malaise Aug 1 #26

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:54 PM

1. Merica!

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:00 PM

6. By way of Jamaica

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:06 PM

8. Jamaica...

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:23 PM

14. *sigh*

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:56 PM

2. Sacrilege!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:56 PM

3. I call this 'blind racism', they just need to work harder at knowing when they are being racist!!!!!

Many people will never get it, or don't want to hear it.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:59 PM

5. Mental slaves are the worst kind

Will be fun to watch their colonial overlords at the Privy Council rule against this racist shit.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:05 PM

9. 'Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,

none but ourselves can free our minds.. "

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:59 PM

4. Ugh. n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:04 PM

7. Ridiculous! nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:09 PM

10. This won't last. The backlash will be strong.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:30 PM

17. It has started already

Damn backward shit.

One of my best friends died two months ago - her second son lived overseas with her for five years. At the repast after the funeral he reminded me of the first time I saw him on his return. I hugged him and stroked his locks while telling him that I loved them. His maternal grandma was not amused. He said my comment made a difference.

It's not just contempt for natural hair - it is contempt for Rastas.

These colonial societies have more baggage than the carousels at hub airports.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:15 PM

11. Institutional racism? Huh?

Jamaica is 92% African (Black).

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:22 PM

13. Brainwashed by establishment and evangelical churches

If you knew the war we women who went natural in the 1970s faced to wear our natural hair, you'd understand.

Bob did not quote Garvey for joke.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery!

Bleaching cream is big business and not just in India.

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:45 PM

19. Persecution according to somebody's religion or lack thereof is not racism.

It's discrimination.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:47 PM

20. Correct and I know the difference

but there is institutional racism here as well. There aren't many white Rastas in these parts.

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:52 PM

21. I don't doubt it. :)

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:32 PM

12. Knowing how strict the establishment is in Jamaica

I am not surprised. I have lots of friends who grew up there. Teachers were similar to catholic school teachers here ... punishing kids for dress and speech. Use of corporal punishment for speaking patois, etc. Likely the Supreme Court justices come from the upper class.

Here in Broward county a lot of the Jamaican matrons are very opposed to Rasta- like culture. Working with local Dems in the 2014 campaign was an eye-opener. Many, many liberal Jamaicans opposed legalizing pot even for medical reasons. Part of a culture war they brought here.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:25 PM

15. Partly correct

most of the Supreme Court judges were the beneficiaries of Michael Manley's free education policies. Many are from the peasantry and working class.

There's a classic play by Trevor Rhone called Old Story Time - speaks volumes.

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:28 PM

16. Thank you Malaise

It’s a country/culture that interests me. Huge Jamaican/Caribbean culture in my county.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:32 PM

18. DUer Canetoad reminded me earlier this week

that Sarah Cooper is Jamaican - she and her family migrated when she was three.
You are clearly well informed

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:12 PM

22. Thank you


Love Sarah Cooper by the way

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:36 PM

23. Sounds like the poor kid is stuck between her mother and the Kensington School.

I'm sure the kid has no spiritual/intellectual ties to dreadlocks. I hope mom (Sherine) knows what she's signing up for, with talk about home schooling.

From what I saw in brief visits to Jamaica, the schools are somewhat regimented, with uniforms, and the boys seemed to all have short hair.

I wish all the best for that kid.



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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:41 PM

24. No more than I would have had as a five year old Catholic, Anglican, Baptist,

Methodist or whateverthehell other mumbo jumbo. The little girl was five - both of her parents are Rastas.

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Response to malaise (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:45 PM

25. She's five? And going into the third grade?

Jamaican schools don't give a kid much rest/relaxation.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:46 PM

26. She was five at the time of the school's demand n/t

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