Legislation would bar school rules on hairstyles such as braids, cornrows that one mom says are rooted in ‘respectability politics’

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Four-year-old Gus “Jett” Hawkins plays with mother, Ida Nelson, in Chicago on May 21, 2021. Nelson got a call from his school informing her his braids were against the school dress code. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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May 21, 2021 at 07:45PM

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