Kit Steinkellner
Updated February 18, 2016
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You know things are messed up when a high school student is being threatened with a suspension because of her hairstyle.

Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Tayjha Deleveaux, a student at CR Walker Senior High School in the Bahamas. Recently, as the BBC reports, Deleveaux showed up to school with an “afro puff” hairstyle. For those who don’t know, the afro puff is pretty much what it sounds like: afro textured hair that is worn in one or two puffs.

Deleveaux’s mother took to Facebook to express her outrage over her daughter being threatened with punishment and made to feel ashamed about her hair: