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‘Supposed to be accepting’: Private school forces out Black children with locks, parents say

Cincinnati Enquirer |

Officials at Zion Temple Christian Academy in Avondale told the Johnsons that locks, a natural hairstyle for Black people, are not allowed at the school, Christina Johnson said, even though their son Asten was enrolled and wore the style last year.

An amendment to Cincinnati’s anti-bias law, approved last year by City Council, bans discrimination based on natural hair. But the law exempts religious groups.