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Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 22nd 2010, 10:15 PM

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...-/1?csp=34news

That girl was suspended for having her nose pierced, and it was for religious purposes.

I don;t see why someone should be suspended for being pierced or having their hair done with weird colors.

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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 22nd 2010, 11:01 PM

Meh. Didn't read the article but my school did the same thing. It's normal to me. I can understand it a little.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 22nd 2010, 11:04 PM

in my eyes a school has no bussiness telling a kid what color there hair can be or if they can have piercings its basically discrimination
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 12:01 AM

For some history on the topic:
http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f38-c...irl-nose-ring/

And the original thread about this:
http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f38-c...edom-religion/

The funny thing about it is that when I went to public high school, this type of thing wasn't against dress code, and nobody would have even made a fuss about it or given it any notice.
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 12:13 AM

I don't think its any of the schools right to care if you have your lip pierced or if your hair is awesomely neon green.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 12:16 AM

I don't think it's fair for the school to expel or suspend you for having piercings or dying your hair some weird colour. At the end of the day, it's your body to do with it what you please and I doubt it's going to distract them or anyone else from their education like expelling/suspending them will do.
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 02:28 AM

What I don't understand is why she thinks rules don't apply to her. Her religion clearly states you are not required to wear a nose ring 24/7.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 02:43 AM

Its a non-theist church, so is it really technically going against her religious beliefs?

... I'm not sure how a non-theist church is even possible.

Anyway I'm all for freedom of expression. Unfortunately, schools have the authority to tell you what you can and cannot wear just as much as places of employment do.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 02:57 AM

They may have the rights to do that, but I don't think that they should have that right.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 03:04 AM

That's really stupid. The only time I can see this being appropriate is if the school has a strict uniform policy, in which case it would only make sense to ban anything that wasn't part of the uniform. But if they're going to take away piercings and unnatural hair colours, then they should take away everything else - bracelets, necklaces, rings, and any other form of body jewelry or "unnatural" modification.

I do, however, think the religious thing is kind of stupid. It's very possible that the girl and her parents are part of the church. But it almost sounds like someone just made it up to get around dress code rules. It'd be like if I went to school naked claiming that it's against my religion to hide my body because it shows shame and lack of self-respect. I realize this isn't quite as extreme, but it honestly sounds like a lie to me. I'm all for getting rid of stupid rules, but it's only fair if you're honest.
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 05:06 AM

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That's really stupid. The only time I can see this being appropriate is if the school has a strict uniform policy, in which case it would only make sense to ban anything that wasn't part of the uniform. But if they're going to take away piercings and unnatural hair colours, then they should take away everything else - bracelets, necklaces, rings, and any other form of body jewelry or "unnatural" modification.

I do, however, think the religious thing is kind of stupid. It's very possible that the girl and her parents are part of the church. But it almost sounds like someone just made it up to get around dress code rules. It'd be like if I went to school naked claiming that it's against my religion to hide my body because it shows shame and lack of self-respect. I realize this isn't quite as extreme, but it honestly sounds like a lie to me. I'm all for getting rid of stupid rules, but it's only fair if you're honest.
You do have a point with the religious thing being kind of stupid.

I agree with you about how unless they have a uniform policy, that they shouldn;t be able to tell you about char colors / piercings.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 05:26 AM

Suspending a student for a hair color, even a false one, is discriminatory. And suspending them for body piercings (especially for religious reasons like this one) is just ridiculous. I understand that schools have to display a certain level of sensitivity and common sense towards dress and personal display choice, but this is just stupidly ridiculous.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 05:40 AM

Your right; it can be seen as discrimination!



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 05:45 AM

Our school does that all the time..
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 06:13 AM

Even worse, now a piercing is not a natural thing, I don't particularly think one should get any more then one per ear, or anywhere else on their body, but this here is even worse. Two girls threatened for being suspended and then expelled because they were blonde, and their Administration said blonde was unnatural. Especially because I have natural white-blond hair...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...er-blonde.html

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A headteacher has come under fire from parents and pupils after banning two 16-year-olds from school for being 'too blonde'.
Raegan Booth, 16, and Aby Western, 15, say they were threatened with expulsion by David Alexander unless they dyed their hair brown.
The girls claim they are being forced to adhere to the strict dress code of Rednock School in Dursley, Gloucestershire, in order to sit GCSE exams.
But Raegan remains adamant that her hair is a natural shade of blonde.


She said:'The school rules clearly state that there are to be no "unnatural" hair colours on students.
'Unnatural hair colours are blue, purple, green and bright red. Blonde is considered a natural hair colour and there are many different shades.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 07:18 AM

That horrible that that happened to those girls, just because they were blonde!



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 08:06 AM

The school has policies that have to be followed regardless of how silly they may be. When one attends the school, they agree to abide by these rules. Suspension for a simple nose piercing seems over-the-top and it makes me wonder, what would their punishment be for a fist-fight? Deportation to Guantenemo Bay (misspelled)? A piercing can be removed simply and put in after-school, and the hair could be dyed to an appropriate colour. At the school I went to, you'd get suspended for, say, smashing a metal chair on someone's head, not for having a piercing. It didn't allow certain hair colours, however, it did allow for certain designated days where extravagent hair colour was allowed to have a compromise.

Her argument of religious reasons seems a bit flimsy because a previous case happened when an employee was fired from Costco due to a piercing and used the defense of Church of Body Modification. Although it was in the workplace and not school, the same rule of no facial piercings (except ear-rings) was enacted. The employee sued Costco and lost. http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0...se-puts-a.html


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 08:10 AM

If you don't follow the rules then why should you be allowed to stay? You can't have double standards in a school. And I didn't think any religion required their followers to wear a nose ring?

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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 08:33 AM

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If you don't follow the rules then why should you be allowed to stay? You can't have double standards in a school. And I didn't think any religion required their followers to wear a nose ring?
Everyone breaks a rule some time or another but if you keep doing it, then I think it's time to consider another school especially when it's disrupting others.

The religion argument for the given church is a weird one because it promotes body modification for spirituality reasons, but never says the piercings must be worn 24/7 and that they cannot be removed. I suppose it's implied but there aren't documented consequences, so I think it's not a valid argument.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 09:54 AM

My school does the same thing. You and I may not agree with it but if it's the rules, you follow them or you don't go to that school. Pretty simple.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 10:21 AM

At my old school & sixth form, you would be suspended for any type of piercing except for one stud in the lobe of each ear or if you had your hair dyed an unnatural colour. It's the rules, people need to follow them. If there were no rules at all then school would simply not work.
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 01:33 PM

Actually, I've seen plenty of people with crazy hair colors and piercings and tattoos and it IS distracting in school when they go "extreme."
It might not be the best thing, but guys...it isn't horrible. I went to a school like that, and honestly? They don't enforce it very well.



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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 01:51 PM

It seems my old high school was quite liberal in this front. I think I'm going to start looking back on it a lot more fondly. Put it this way, there was a girl who had luminescent blue through her blonde hair for most of a semester.




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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 02:13 PM

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Even worse, now a piercing is not a natural thing, I don't particularly think one should get any more then one per ear, or anywhere else on their body, but this here is even worse. Two girls threatened for being suspended and then expelled because they were blonde, and their Administration said blonde was unnatural. Especially because I have natural white-blond hair...

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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 09:55 PM

at my school you're not allowed to dye your hair an unnatural colour or have piercings other than ear lobes. i see no problem with that. those are the rules, that's it. if you don't like them - leave and go somewhere else. i don't know about other people, but at my school we sign a contract when we join agreeing to adhere to the school rules. you break the rules, you deal with the punishment.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 10:43 PM

I thought I'd be the only one saying this, but I just think it's ridiculous. Dyed hair, piercings - so what? Yeah, they're the rules, but why? Why do schools, and then later on in life, the work place, force us to conform to a particular image which is by no means an indication of your true character? I know a lot of people say it doesn't look respectful but I just don't get that. You can't respect somebody because they have green streaks in their hair? Why not? They might be a perfectly well-mannered person for all you know.

As for students being banned for being too blonde...what!! Your hair colour does not affect your GCSE performance! It's discrimination and disgusts me that institutions care more about a student's image than their ability at school.

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I thought I'd be the only one saying this, but I just think it's ridiculous. Dyed hair, piercings - so what? Yeah, they're the rules, but why? Why do schools, and then later on in life, the work place, force us to conform to a particular image which is by no means an indication of your true character? I know a lot of people say it doesn't look respectful but I just don't get that. You can't respect somebody because they have green streaks in their hair? Why not? They might be a perfectly well-mannered person for all you know.

As for students being banned for being too blonde...what!! Your hair colour does not affect your GCSE performance! It's discrimination and disgusts me that institutions care more about a student's image than their ability at school.

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you could say 'why, why, why?!?!' to loads of things. sometimes you just gotta accept that those are the rules and that's that. it's better for the schools reputation if students look smarter. it's never been something that bothers me. if you wanna dye your hair pink, wait til uni or go to college where they don't care about appearance. at the end of the day.. if you make a choice to go to a school with certain rules, you should abide by them.


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you could say 'why, why, why?!?!' to loads of things. sometimes you just gotta accept that those are the rules and that's that. it's better for the schools reputation if students look smarter. it's never been something that bothers me. if you wanna dye your hair pink, wait til uni or go to college where they don't care about appearance. at the end of the day.. if you make a choice to go to a school with certain rules, you should abide by them.
I don't understand why having pink hair makes somebody look less intelligent or respectable. It's just an image and it shouldn't - doesn't - impact on the grades or league tables. I know it's a student's choice and they should abide by the rules, but I don't think it's fair that schools and other institutions repress individuality for the sake of a reputation.

Even after school it's a struggle to maintain a certain image because of jobs, interviews and so on. It just feels like society wants us all to look and dress the same for the rest of our lives and stamp down on anybody who desires to be harmlessly deviant.




   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 23rd 2010, 11:13 PM

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I don't understand why having pink hair makes somebody look less intelligent or respectable. It's just an image and it shouldn't - doesn't - impact on the grades or league tables. I know it's a student's choice and they should abide by the rules, but I don't think it's fair that schools and other institutions repress individuality for the sake of a reputation.

Even after school it's a struggle to maintain a certain image because of jobs, interviews and so on. It just feels like society wants us all to look and dress the same for the rest of our lives and stamp down on anybody who desires to be harmlessly deviant.
in the opinion of my school, and many others - it does make you look less intelligent and respectful. at my school in the lower years you have to have your hair tied up and you're not allowed make-up. sure, a few people get annoyed about it but the majority of people just get on with it and stick to the rules. unfortunately life is full of rules and in the work place you'll have to look how they want you to look or you'll be sacked/not get the job in the first place. i don't understand why people make such an issue of being able to look how you want. once you leave school you can look 'individual' if you want, no ones stopping you. it'll vastly reduce your career prospects, but hey, you'll look how you want so who cares, right?


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 12:34 AM

She belongs to the Church of Body Modification. That is not a religion. You break the dress code you get suspended. Fair does.

If you want to dye your hair pink and pierce your nose that's your decision but you should be aware of the way people will perceive you as a result. And yes, that will include assumptions such as less intelligent and less respectable. Would you want your doctor to have bright green hair? Does that give you an impression of someone who is reliable? It certainly doesn't to me. I wouldn't find it reassuring. A girl in my year group was asked by the medical school to change her hair colour in week one. The sooner you learn these lessons the better. Yes there is something to be said for individuality but if you take it too far you may have personal and professional consequences.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 12:51 AM

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you could say 'why, why, why?!?!' to loads of things. sometimes you just gotta accept that those are the rules and that's that. it's better for the schools reputation if students look smarter. it's never been something that bothers me. if you wanna dye your hair pink, wait til uni or go to college where they don't care about appearance. at the end of the day.. if you make a choice to go to a school with certain rules, you should abide by them.
Wait are you saying blond hair doesn't look as intelligent as the other hair colors?! My entire thesis paper for this year of science is based on the origins of blond hair, and how it came about as part of increasing societal pressures for more intelligent people. I can post it up when I am done, but it is quite long.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 07:35 AM

I don't know the rules at her school...but I am guessing those sorts of things are banned at her school? If so, good...she should have got suspended. Yes it seems silly, but it's the rule and she knew that. If you break the rules you get in trouble. People who are saying that it is discrimination are over reacting I think, sure it would be discriminating if she was suspended for having red hair (like naturally red) but she DYED it! And dying hair is against the rules, and she dyed her hair, so she broke the rules, so she needs to be punished. If you want to dye you hair an odd colour, go to a school which allows that sort of rubbish.
Also, there must have been a rule against piercings...and she got her nose pierced, so she should have got suspended. I mean it seems a bit extreme, but maybe she has broken this rule before, or maybe the school believes in harsher punishments, oh well hope it taught the rebel a lesson :P
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 11:14 AM

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Wait are you saying blond hair doesn't look as intelligent as the other hair colors?! My entire thesis paper for this year of science is based on the origins of blond hair, and how it came about as part of increasing societal pressures for more intelligent people. I can post it up when I am done, but it is quite long.
lol. what? when did i say blonde hair? i said pink hair. (i was using pink as a generalisation of unnatural hair colours.)


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 11:46 AM

Gosh people, all this squabbling x.x
In the end, say there are two school in one area. Say these are both state schools. One of the schools lets the children wear what ever they want, brightly coloured hair, overly revealing clothes, anything.
The other school has a uniform of a blazer, trousers, white shirt and a ties, and appropriate school shoes.
Which is these would you say has the better grades? Which would you rather your child goes to?
I can tell you that where I live this exact scenario is happening in my town. My school, the one with the uniform, out significantly out performs the other, non-uniform school. Coincidence?

It's also about image, are you likely to go to a lawyers firm where everyone is in suits, or where you get people dressed like clowns?
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 12:14 PM

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Even worse, now a piercing is not a natural thing, I don't particularly think one should get any more then one per ear, or anywhere else on their body, but this here is even worse. Two girls threatened for being suspended and then expelled because they were blonde, and their Administration said blonde was unnatural. Especially because I have natural white-blond hair...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...er-blonde.html



Okay, I am coming back to add to this post, because something like this has me in such a tizzy. England has many natural blond/es, it is a country of primarily Faelids, Nordids, and Borrebys, all which have members with natural blond/e hair, none of these people groups naturally have black hair, but we don't go around banning that at an English school, instead we ban blond/e.
Wow that's weird

Not all schools ban blonde hair though...

My school sort of has a policy about this but the old headteacher left so now it's not so strict but some teachers still enforce it but it doesn't really apply to me now that I'm in sixth form. We're not allowed ANY jewellery at all and we can't dye our hair funny colours. Red is the only acceptable colour. Although we're allowed like highlights and streaks of unnatural colours in our hair since nothing's been said about that but if I cam to school tomorrow with bright green hair then my head of sixth form would probably have words with me
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 24th 2010, 06:56 PM

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Gosh people, all this squabbling x.x
In the end, say there are two school in one area. Say these are both state schools. One of the schools lets the children wear what ever they want, brightly coloured hair, overly revealing clothes, anything.
The other school has a uniform of a blazer, trousers, white shirt and a ties, and appropriate school shoes.
Which is these would you say has the better grades? Which would you rather your child goes to?
I can tell you that where I live this exact scenario is happening in my town. My school, the one with the uniform, out significantly out performs the other, non-uniform school. Coincidence?

It's also about image, are you likely to go to a lawyers firm where everyone is in suits, or where you get people dressed like clowns?
Totally agree with you! I go to a uniform...posh as anything school, we have to have both our blazer buttons done up on the street, we aren't allowed to eat in uniform AND if we want to take our blazer off, we have to take our jersey's off and then put our blazer over our arm with the crest showing.

Unfortunately the school has the reputation of having rich, posh snobs everywhere. Now im certainly far from being rich...and i'm one of the most laid back people when it comes to dressing, now I dont mean scruffy hair/clothing or anything, i mean that unlike my friends, I don't go for the expensive labelled clothing, I quite happily get decent t-shirts etc at the warehouse! So I am not posh and I don't consider myself a snob either.
Now even though I dont really follow the typical genre of people at my school, I still go there and make an effort to wear my uniform correctly, and I don't break the rules (often ) Sometimes my friends and I will be walking home and will get an ice cream...and if I get caught and get a detention for it, as silly as it seems, I broke the rules!

BUT...it so happens that even though these strict rules cause some students to rebel...we have the highest overall NCEA results (thats like school certificate exams - to get into university), We are the top school in the city...and the only school in the city that has not had a student suspended this year. (this was a study done in the local paper)
Parent's send children there for a great education, and because the school values a high standard of education and appearance, we generally look good.

Now my point is, if someone comes to the school with bright pink hair etc, they know very clearly they broke the rules, and they should get in trouble! Rules are set for a reason, and no one says I have to go to this school, if I want I could get myself removed and sent to a school where students smoke in the bathrooms, deal drugs on school campus and people get physically beaten up AT SCHOOL! But I think I would rather just follow the rules, and get a good education.
   
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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 25th 2010, 03:20 AM

My uptight business college even allows me to have a nose ring O_o

I find that soooooooooooo stupid!

But now im interested in this church of body modification lol


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 25th 2010, 03:26 AM

wow thats messed up...


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 25th 2010, 04:16 AM

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lol. what? when did i say blonde hair? i said pink hair. (i was using pink as a generalisation of unnatural hair colours.)

Sorry thought you we're talking about my article, two girls got suspended for being blonde.


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Re: Suspending Students For Piercing /Hair Color - November 25th 2010, 06:29 AM

It's not unfair
It's not discrimination
It's not messed up
It's not stupid
It’s called you follow the rules or you’re out, it’s life. If someone showed up so the office with their face full of holes and green hair asking for a job I wouldn’t give them the job. If someone showed up well dressed in a civil manner I would give them the job easy as that.
She already knew about the dress code of the school so she can’t just come and fight the system. If she feels discriminated she should go to another school. She really thinks she can go through life and get a good job with her nose ring… Not really maybe 7-11 will hire her.


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