Students at a Durham, N.C. high school are protesting after they were told they could not wear head wraps on honor of Black History Month.

Students at Durham’s School for Creative Studies and their parents held a planned protest on Monday so that the students could were their geles. Dosali Reed-Bandele  says her daughter was told by school administrators that the geles violated the dress code and had to be removed.

“Our girls should be able to express themselves culturally, regardless of whether it’s Black History Month or not. They should be able to wear their head wraps,” she says. “It happened to me in high school but I had to stand firm to my principal and say, this is a part of my culture.”

Students are parents are now taking to social media to raise awareness about their plight, by using the hashtag #ItsBiggerThanaHeadwrap.

Letters of  support can also be mailed to the students as well.

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  • I am in solidarity with the young Sisters 100 percent. These Sisters remind all of us that freedom is not just about political or economic power. Freedom deals with the beautiful expression of our cultural identity as black people. Our mothers, our aunts, and our grandmothers have used hair wraps for a very long time. Therefore, the black youth of North Carolina have the justification to wear them too. Some rules are unjust. I wish that the Sisters are successful.

    #Black History Month

  • IdiotDrool

    What excuse can people even have against headwraps tho?