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Self-Hatred, Jamaica’s New Law and Locs

It is not OK that the country said what it said about locs

Locs are wonderful. Locs are beautiful. And to many, locs are evidence of the divine. So why then, did Jamaica’s Supreme Court decide this: “the Supreme Court of Jamaica ruled a seven-year-old girl’s school had the right to prevent her from attending because of her locs.”

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As reported in ZORA, which is one of Medium’s in-house publications, here is the issue:

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