TSR Positive Images: Kindness and understanding goes a long way, especially when we’re dealing with children. In a country where Black students are disproportionately disciplined and criminalized for their Black features, an Indiana principal saw an opportunity to help his student instead of penalize him.
It all started when middle schooler Anthony Moore was sent to Jason Smith’s office at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School in Indianapolis for dressed in a hat, which goes against the school’s dress code. “I sat across from him and asked, ‘What’s wrong? Why are you being defiant, why are you refusing to take your hat off? It’s a pretty straightforward request,’” Smith told CNN. “And he described that his parents took him to get a haircut and he didn’t like the results.”
Principal Smith said even though he and a school dean thought Anthony’s hair looked fine, ……
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