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Faith Fennidy, an 11-year-old student, has always worn her hair in thick braids with extensions to her New Orleans Catholic school in Terrytown, Louisiana, according to her mother, Montrelle Fennidy.

But on Monday, the Christ the King Elementary School student was sent home because she was in violation of an appearance code that prohibits extensions.

Her brother, sixth-grade student Steven Evergreen Fennidy, posted a video of her leaving the campus in tears that has social media in an uproar over the recently added school policy.


"I hate that I have to post this. But this just isn't right. This is an issue we tried to resolve with the school, but they won't compromise at all," Steven wrote in his Facebook post.



"Over the summer the school has sneakily added in a policy, that no extensions, clip-ins or weaves are allowed. Faith got a notice on the first day of class and it's ridiculous that these schools that we are PAYING for, will go in and make policies without consulting or trying to figure out how this will affect your life or your child's life."

Steven explained that having extensions allows his sister to enjoy the swimming pool without the hassle of getting her hair re-done that night. He asked why the school would alter their grooming policy without consultation.

"It's because you don't care and it's just one more barrier to entry for black people. This decision is going to affect black children more than white children."


Faith is seen in the video leaving the school and crying over the humiliation of being sent home because of her hair.

A woman's voice is heard in the classroom saying, "I don't want this to happen," while another says, "What's wrong with her hair? Her hair is fine."

Faith's family is trying to console her as she makes her way into the car.

The family told Eyewitness News they were uninformed of the new policy. According to Christ the King Elementary School's parent-student handbook, the new rule states:

"Boys and girls: only the student's natural hair is permitted. Extensions, wigs, hair pieces of any kind are not allowed."

However, the Archdiocese of New Orleans Superintendent RaeNell Houston allegedly informed parents of the newly implemented policy over the summer, and again the day before classes began.


People on social media saw the incident targeting a specific culture as an undeniable case of discrimination.


Amber Ward, owner of NolaBraider hair salon, spoke out against the controversial appearance guideline and said that hair extensions was a practice that is a part of the black community.

"When it comes to sports, when it comes to different activities having your hair braided is more of a convenience. When it's properly done, it makes their hair grow. Hair braiding is apart of our culture, it goes back for thousands of years."

Dr. Rashida Govan, the Executive Director of Project Butterfly New Orleans, told Eyewitness News that banning hair extensions is asking for black people to deny their culture and identities.

"I think it sends a message that you are not acceptable in the way you show up, who you are is not acceptable because that is a part of who we are with these hairstyles."
"So if you want to continue to operate in this community, you better reconsider any policy that suggests to young people that who they are isn't valuable."

The family is planning on filing a discrimination law suit against the Jefferson Parish school on Tuesday.


H/T - Twitter, WWLTV, Facebook, Time,

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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