In America, we tend to think that we’re the only country with problems of racism and colorism. Not the case.
A 19 year old Brazilian student claims she wasn’t allowed to enter her school on the first day of classes because of her hair. According to 19 year old Ana Carolina Bastos Soares, the director of the school stopped her at the door and told her that she was dressed “inadequate” for class.
When Soares defended herself by saying that there were white girls at the school with skirts cut lower than hers, the director informed her that she wasn’t being disallowed because of her skirt, but because of her “black power” hairstyle.
Even though Soares was eventually allowed to attend class, she has filed a complaint against the school.