“So in disbelief and shock I asked her what she would like to do,” Debbie Miles wrote on Facebook. “She asked that we allow her to handle it.”
Miles wrote that a “white math teacher” arrived in class wearing a do-rag.
“When she asked him to take it off because she felt it was racist, he told her he would not,” she wrote, adding that the teacher said he was “supporting his coloured friends.”
Dave Chambers, principal of Archbishop Denis O’Connor, said it was a “club-initiated activity.”
“The idea was brought forward by the student Black History Committee as a way to promote Black History Month in combination with a dress-down day,” he wrote in an email to the Star.