*The black community of Seattle, Wa., is in an uproar over an eight-year old child that was removed from her school because of the oil she uses in her hair.

According to the Seattle Times, the little girl is the only black child in her advanced placement class at Thurgood Marshall Elementary.

The child’s hair oil is a popular moisturizer called Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion.  Somehow this light oil overwhelmed her teacher and she was sent home. Since the incident, the girl has been home for 2 weeks. (more…)