Celebs supporting Stop Racism Pretoria Girls High

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Social media exploded on Sunday when videos and photographs of students who had organised a silent march around the school to protest against rules and regulations on the hair of black students. According to thedailyvox.co.za marchers stated that in prior weeks, other incidents involving black girls’ hair and allegedly racist and inappropriate comments by teachers created an increasing frustration among the students.

The scholars say that the rules in place at the school don’t allow them to have bantu knots, braids and dreadlocks. Celebrities have come out in numbers to support the campaign, check them out below.  

The struggle continues. ?? #stopracism #ISeeYou #IAmYou A photo posted by Lekholokoe Rose (@pabimoloi) on

Racism is a distraction. It is designed to distract you from reaching the epitome of your greatness. They tell you you aren't light enough, so you spend your whole life bleaching your skin afraid of the sun to prove that you can be light. Then they tell you your beautiful halo hair that defies gravity isn't straight enough, so you spend your entire life frying your hair with relaxer to prove that your hair can also be straight. And in all that time you spent proving this, you were distracted from your true potential. Your true potential of being beautiful and amazing. I fought this very same battle in high school when I chopped off my long relaxed hair and afro'd my hair to grow dreadlocks. I am so happy to know that there are girls woke enough to stand up for their true aesthetic. Girls who are saying we are unapologetically black and you WILL be okay with it, because there is nowhere else to be black than RIGHT HERE in AFRICA!! Where we BELONG!! #ptagirlshighschool #inspiredtobeblack A photo posted by Samkelo Samu/Samurai Ndlovu (@samkelondlovu) on

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh

A video posted by Natasha Thahane (@natasha_thahane) on

Nuff said!!!!!!!! Nxa!!!!!

A photo posted by Unstagram (@unathi.co) on

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