It's an African American school that teaches African American culture. Dreads are natural and a part of that culture. One of the teachers has dreads… they say our daughter can’t have dreads in school but one of the teachers does!
CN.com: What are y’all doing to help with her blossoming self image?
TP: We just teach her that she has to love herself and love all. Accept your roots. We were just going to drop it and leave it alone until her grandfather called the news station and told them our story. They came right away to interview us. We just want everyone to know our story in hopes of spreading the word. We don’t want any other child to have to go through what we went through. We just want our story heard.