This Native American boy was sent home from school because of his Mohawk

Earlier this past week, seven-year-old Jakobe Sanden walked into second grade at Arrowhead Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah rockin’ a brand new backpack and a rad haircut — a Mohawk, which represented his family’s roots. The Sandens are Native American, and the haircut was a symbol of his heritage. . . but it got him sent to the principal’s office due to a violation of school policy. His mother, Teyawnna, was called by the school, who asked her to cut Jakobe’s hair to a more acceptable style.

Teyawnna took to Facebook to express her anger. “So f’n irritated right now,” she wrote. “. . . Really? It’s hair! Let’s see how this goes. . .”

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