Amelia Robbins is a 12-year-old girl who just got suspended from her school in Missouri because she dyed her hair pink. Amelia says that she colored her as a tribute to her father, who died of cancer, and that the decision was fully supported by her mother. Administrators at the school argue that the pink hair is a "distraction" but Amelia says that the school is always teaching students to "be different" and to not follow the crowd. Kind of a mixed message, don't you think? [Salon]
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