Tuesday 30 December 2008

School hair policy article plays on gingerism

In a move typical for tabloids, it has been insinuated that gingerism is to blame in the following report by The Hounslow Chronicle:

A schoolboy was sent home on his first day back at school - for having a one-inch ginger fringe.

Felix Kramer, 15, had been back at Isleworth and Syon School for Boys for less than an hour on September 5, before getting booted out - even though his brown hair was not dyed, it was simply bleached ginger by the sun.

The GCSE student said: "I was shocked as my hair goes like this every year, but they said it wasn't acceptable.

"My dad was quite angry about it and said I should get the school to pay for my haircut."

Since it's usually school policy to not allow dyed or elaborate hair cuts, I'm going to assume what the school actually objected to was the perceived dying of his hair. Not, in fact that he was partially ginger.

Felix, if you read this please let us know in the comments.

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