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“My son is not in a gang,” said Monica Esquivel. “He dresses in khakis.” But Kobi’s haircut includes a hairless line, and administrators at his Plainview, Texas, middle school told her it “could be” gang-related — and violated the dress code, which proscribes shaved-in designs. Moreover, the hair style “could be” a distraction, she said an official told Kobi — and filled it in with marking pen. “They’re expecting ... the kids, they get distracted on stuff,” Esquivel said. “But it’s starting to get where everything is a distraction to them.” (AC/KCBD Lubbock) ...You know what’s distracting? Marking people’s heads.
Original Publication Date: 08 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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