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12-Year-Old Suspended For Pink Hair

August 25th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Don’t school administrations ever learn? 12-year-old Amelia Robbins has been suspended after dying her hair pink as a tribute to her late father who died of cancer.

Broadsheet sums it up:

Administrators argue that the dye job is a “distraction” to other students, but with the full support of her mom, Amelia’s choosing to fight the suspension rather than adopt a more conventional hair color. “I don’t feel like I should have to, because i’m expressing myself as an individual. Because they constantly tell us be different, don’t follow the crowd.” Nice one, kiddo! It’s never too early to start calling out your superiors’ hypocrisy!

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