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Twins asked to remove hair braids at school claim their culture has been ‘attacked’

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Two Bentleigh Secondary College students say their culture has been attacked, after being asked to remove braids from their hair.

Twins Grace and Tahbisa, who were born in South Sudan, have accused the school of discrimination.

The school’s uniform policy states hair must be appropriate to a school setting, and no extremes will be acceptable including dreadlocks.

Mckinnon Secondary College Principal Pitsa Binda has told 3AW’s Ross and John, there are always exemptions.

‘We’d have to abide by our strict uniform policy.

‘But every policy, religious, they do have possibilities for exemptions within strictly enforced school policy,’ she told 3AW Breakfast.

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