Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home First Day of School For Having Long Hair

By Toyacoyah Brown on August 28, 2014


“Malachi was excited to start school all summer long. After we had enrolled him he was excited, everyday it was the question, ‘mom are we going to school?’” said Malachi’s mother, April Wilson.


Excited about his first day of school, Malachi walked into the doors of F.J. Young Elementary only to be told he couldn’t attend because his hair was too long.


Never mind that their mascot has long hair! And the town they live in is also named after the Seminole Indians. Watch more of the story from CBS 7 News:

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My son has long hair. Most people assume he is a girl. One white kid kicked him for no reason when they were in a jumpy house. The mother pulled her son out quick tho.

Parents sometimes ask me why I have his hair long, like I need to give them a reason.