A black sixth-grade girl has been booted from her Louisiana Catholic school for wearing hair extensions.
Video shows a teary-eyed Faith Fennidy exiting the New Orleans-area school with relatives as her braids are pulled back.
Christ the King Middle School policy prohibits extensions, but many critics are calling the ban racist.
In a joint statement, the Urban League of Louisiana and the southern branch of The Anti-Defamation League denounced the policy, arguing it “shows racial insensitivity and bias by the administration to students and their families.”
While the push is on Christ the King to reconsider its policy, social media is pulling for Faith.
Among her supporters are social activist Shaun King and rapper T.I.