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Grow Your Hair Out At Home: You’re Suspended!!

If you want to donate to locks of love, show your support and concern for cancer victims, well you can do that at HOME!

That what 17-year-old leukemia survivor J.T. Gaskins was told by his high school after deciding over the holidays to grow out his hair and donate it. Motivated not only by his own extensive health battles, he’d recently learned that the sister of a family friend had cancer.

His school is having none of it. He’s been suspended from Madison Academy in Burton, on grounds that his hairstyle is violating school policy.

While he hopes the board of the charter school he attends reconsider, this teen isn’t backing down.

To learn more about this Michigan student read here, and check out the Change.org petition his mom has set up.  There is a lot more to this story that I definitely recommend reading up on. Like the school suggested compromise that he get corn rolls perhaps…


About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.


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