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Black boy turned away from Florida Christian school over natural hair

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A 6-year-old black boy with dreadlocks was turned away from his Florida elementary school because his hairstyle was banned, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Clinton Stanley Jr. was to attend A Book’s Christian Academy in Apopka, but was told that he was unwelcome because of his hair dreadlocks.

“I respect their rules, but it’s not right,” said father Clinton Stanley Sr. “Allow kids to come as they are. You are a Christian school. In the Bible it says, come as you are,” he added. “You deny a kid an education on his hair?”

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The administrator of the private school, Sue Book, said the rules banning natural black hair have been in place since the academy was founded in 1971.

“No dreads,” she said. “All of our boys have short hair… we don’t allow it. We never have.”

She complained about getting “harassing phone calls,” including a man who allegedly threatened to burn the school down.

“I’ve had all kinds of obscene, ugly calls,” Book said. “It’s just hard.”

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Stanley Sr. was using a voucher to send his son to the private school and said the racist policy appears to be targeted at “hoodlums.”

“You’re disassociating yourself of people of color,” he said.

The Sentinel‘s story discusses homophobic policies banning gay students, the fact that many of the schools don’t have college-educated teachers and use the Bible to teach science class.

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Clinton Stanley Jr. is now attending his local public school.


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Trump rages against impeachment ‘lynching’ — and warns GOP will seek revenge against next Dem president

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President Donald Trump declared himself a victim of a "lynching" -- and threatened the next Democratic president with impeachment as he faces increasing calls for his removal from office.

The president raged against the impeachment inquiry that has largely been held in closed-door hearings as House Democrats investigate a possible criminal conspiracy involving classified information.

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Global millionaires now own nearly half of world’s $361 trillion in wealth

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The millionaires of the world, who account for just 0.9 percent of the global population, now own nearly half of the planet's $361 trillion in wealth while the bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent.

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Jimmy Carter suffers pelvis fracture in another fall at home

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Former President Jimmy Carter suffered an injury in a fall at home.

Carter, who turned 95 years old this month, fell Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia, and was hospitalized for treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, according to The Carter Center.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.

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