11-year-old black girl gets kicked out of cheerleading team because of her natural hair – WATCH

A black mother says her 11-year-old daughter was not allowed to compete with her Colorado cheerleading squad because the coach refused to let her perform with her natural hair. But the cheer coach said the girl was dismissed because her mom threatened the team.

Tiyana Young said Diamond Elite All-Star Cheerleading coach and owner Stephanie Trujillo asked her daughter, Niemah, to wear a ponytail hair piece to match her teammates, who are mostly white and Latina, CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports. She said styling Niemah’s naturally curly hair for cheerleading can be painful for her daughter.

Source: Black cheerleader kicked off Colorado team because of her hair, mom says

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