Bay Area Kindergartner’s Haircut Leads to Civil Rights Complaint

Originally aired on NBC Bay Area.

by lisa fernandez

A kindergartner’s fade haircut – a little bit longer on top, buzzed on the sides – has created a federal flap involving claims of racial discrimination and prompted that little boy to shave his head just so he could participate in the school’s Christmas concert.

Last week, lawyers filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights describing how Jalyn Broussard, 6, of Belmont, California, was told to go home because his haircut – a modern fade – apparently violated the Catholic school’s hair policy.