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Biloxi School Apologizes for Asking Girl to Change Shirt

BILOXI, Miss. – They told her to change shirts and now the school district is having to apologize.

Little Makiya-Jae was wearing a shirt that read “Black Girls Rock” at Popps Ferry Elementary in Biloxi.

She had worn it numberous times before, but this time, she was acked to change it because of the fact it may offend others.

The school district is now apologizing, saying it was an over reaction.  Biloxi Schools Superintendent Arthur McMillan spoke with WLBT and said, ”The principal said they got to thinking about it. We were trying to avoid a conflict. In today’s world we think about all the politically correct things that we don’t want to offend anybody; probably overreached in this situation. In our school we don’t do a dress uniform.”


Her mother, Sharika Jolly, says in the past Makiyah wanted to change her hair to be like some of the other kids in school. That’s why she got her the shirt, which is backed by a non-profit that promotes empowerment and mentoring among black women.

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