A high school in Houston issued a new dress code for parents, which many have criticized as discriminatory toward women, particularly women of color.
The new parental dress code bans satin caps or bonnets, hair rollers, pajamas, leggings, low cut tops, Daisy Dukes or short shorts, and revealing dresses. The letter to parents warned that if parents break the dress code, they will not be allowed inside the school until they return “appropriately dressed.”
In a memo to parents, James Madison High School Principal Carlotta Outley Brown said she would enforce guidelines on a daily basis. “To prepare our children and let them know daily, the appropriate attire they are supposed to wear when entering a building, going somewhere, applying for a job, or visiting someone outside of the home setting, I am going to enforce these guidelines on a daily basis at Madison High School,”…
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