Viral Post Shows Dekalb School's Take on Good, Bad Black Hairstyles

A DeKalb County school has found itself on the edge of controversy — this time, surrounding a policy that allegedly dictates hairstyles for black students.

At issue for many posting about the image online were pictures showing various young black males, faces shielded by yellow Post-It notes, with haircuts featuring different designs was used to show students at Decatur’s Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School what styles would be acceptable for school. According to the pictures, mohawks and designs etched into a young man’s hair was not acceptable, while cuts featuring hair even across the head would pass muster.

Read more by Marlon A. Walker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution