When School Dress Codes Ban Students’ Bodies

And a new report says that in Washington, D.C., black girls are disproportionately punished for what they wear. “These punishments interrupt girls’ educations while sending dangerous messages to the school community: how a girl looks is more important than what she thinks, and girls are ultimately responsible for the misbehavior of boys,” the report from the National Women’s Law Center says. This doesn’t go unnoticed in schools.