Cornwall Hill College parents protest amid racism allegations

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    Parents from Cornwall Hill College in Irene are unhappy about allegations of racism at the school. They are planning to protest this morning. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is also expected at the school this morning. Courtesy #DStv403

    PRETORIA – Parents from Cornwall Hill College in Irene are unhappy about allegations of racism at the school.

    They are protesting at the school on Monday.

    Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is also expected at the school.

    One of the pupils addressed the school, saying that her first and most vivid memory of racism happened when she was in Grade 4.

    “I was happily on my way to break when a teacher stopped me,” the pupil said.

    “She looked me dead in the eyes and said: Your hair’s unpresentable, it is messy and it’s not the Cornwall way.

    “She also proceeded to tell me that I’d look better if I chemically straightened my hair,” she said.

    “After that encounter, I believed there was something wrong with my natural, kinky hair and for a long time I was uncomfortable wearing my natural hair to school.”

    Parents from Cornwall Hill College in Irene are unhappy about allegations of racism at the school. They are planning to protest this morning. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is also at the school this morning. Courtesy #DStv403

    Source:eNCA (https://www.enca.com/news/cornwall-hill-college-parents-protest-amid-racism-allegations)