METAIRIE, La. – The sixth-grader, who is in tears, left a New Orleans area Catholic school after she heard that her hair extensions violated his policy would soon return to the classes there, her attorney and school officials said Friday.
Video of the Faith Fennidy the leaving of Christ the King school with family members this week quickly spread across the internet, sparking angry online comments and cost the school its policies discriminated against black students.
Lawyer James Williams won a temporary restraining order Thursday on behalf of the Faith and a fellow student. How to temporarily block the school from enforcing the policy.
Williams said Friday during a press conference with Faith, her parents and her brother that he will discuss the matter Monday with the officials of the school and of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Archdiocese school officials issued a statement later, saying she wanted the upcoming meeting and that their goal is to welcome the girls back to class as soon as possible.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to announce that the Office of Catholic Schools is a resumption of the Superintendent’s advisory board address of school policies, particularly those that may affect the cultural differences in school communities, as well as other topics such as racial harmony, social justice and urban Catholic education,” the statement said.
Steven Fennidy Jr. posted on the Facebook video of the Faith, her braids pulled back and hangs just below the neck, that will its recognition and support of, among other things, a social activist Shaun King on Twitter, and rapper T. I. on Instagram.
“The faith has received overwhelming support from thousands of people all over the world, ranging from the celebrities to the children of her age living in different cultures,” he said Friday, reading from a prepared statement that the short press conference outside the suburbs of New Orleans office building.
On Tuesday, his Facebook post explained that there were practical reasons for the Faith that is the use of extensions. “Extensions make hair easier to maintain. It allows my sister to have access to the pool without her hair Re-done, every night, ” his post said.
The officials of the School had said that they had communicated that the extensions policy to parents over the summer and that school leaders had worked with the parents to help ensure compliance.