School in Kingston required five-year-old to remove dreadlocks but mother said this was against the family’s beliefs

A five-year-old girl banned from attending school in Jamaica unless she cut off her dreadlocks will now be allowed into class in September, following a ruling by the supreme court.

Campaigners are attempting to change what they see as state discrimination against “expressions of black identity” and welcomed the ruling as the first step in a historical challenge to the country’s constitution.

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