Petition is successful with 23,527 signatures
To: Langston University
Deborah Brown Community School, publicly apologize to Tiana Parker and her family
In just five days, over 20,000 CREDO activists in Oklahoma and elsewhere signed Wagatwe’s petition and sent the school a powerful message: Telling a 7-year-old girl that her natural hair is "not presentable" is discriminatory and unacceptable. Her petition struck a major nerve and generated local, national and international media attention in outlets like the Tulsa World, MSNBC, Huffington Post and United Press International. On September 9, the independent governing board for Deborah Brown Community School unanimously voted to remove language prohibiting dreadlocks, afros, and other "faddish styles" of hair from its dress code.