Students describe prejudice at prestigious Pretoria school where natural hair was deemed ‘untidy’ and ‘un-ladylike’
Malaika Maoh Eyoh, a 17-year-old student at the prestigious Pretoria high school for girls, remembers the first time she was told by a teacher that her afro was “distracting others from learning”.
Her name is Zulaikha. She’s 13 years old. She’s been in detention for her hair before. She is the future. pic.twitter.com/xCmvVAfbnI
I’m 23 years old now and the wounds from my high school experience have really affected me