School sends little girl home because her brown tights were "too close to her skin tone" (VIDEO)
I've pretty much had it up to HERE with all the idiotic stunts that schools have been pulling lately! The latest controversy? A California middle school honors student was dismissed from class for wearing brown tights that are allegedly too close to her skin tone!
A teacher's assistant sent 11-year-old Deja to the principal's office, claiming that the color of the tights made it look as if the young girl wasn't wearing pants and were therefore too racy to be worn at school. Seriously?!
Though Deja's mother, Yolanda Tunstill, says the school is picking on her daughter's skin color, the school district itself is telling a different story. They insist that Deja was not dismissed because of the color of the tights, but because a policy specifically mentions that no tights may be worn alone.
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However, Tunstill refutes this theory, saying that her daughter wears tights all of the time and this is the first time wearing them has ever gotten her in trouble. Now, she is looking to take legal action against the district, which has reportedly already taken administrative action against the teacher's assistant.
"I felt discriminated against," Deja's mother, Yolanda Tunstill, said of the incident. And if her story is true, I don't blame her!
It's one thing if the school is trying to enforce a policy that prohibits ALL kids from wearing only tights, but if it's truly just a matter of color, then that's just ridiculous. As you can see in the picture above, there is a clear and obvious difference between the color of Deja's tights and the color of legs. You'd have to be blind to think that she was wearing no pants!
I just that wish school officials would stop focusing on these stupid so-called rules and concentrate on what actually matters, which is teaching our kids!
Image via KTLA