Darren Benson, Chanise Benson

Darren Benson, of the UK, is furious after officials at George Pindar School sent his 13-year-old daughter, Chanise Benson, home for wearing white dreadlocks extensions.

Benson, who is Caucasian, said he splashed out £140 ($170 USD) for his daughter to have the ethnic hairstyle done. Chanise got her hair done special for her sister's birthday during the half term break. She was sent home from school when she returned after the break.

According to Splash News, Darren accused the school of practicing "double standards" -- because a classmate of Jamaican-descent is allowed to wear dreads.

Dreadlocks are worn by Jamaicans who adhere to the Rastafarian religion. Cutting their dreads is a violation of their religious beliefs.

Wearing dreadlocks extensions is an insult to true Rastafarians.

Bajan singer Rihanna, who is not a Rastafari, removed her fake dreadlocks after she was informed of her religious appropriation.

Rihanna Louis Vuitton Twisted Box

Photos: Splash News Online

  • LibraGirlonly

    Rihanna is letting everyone know she is enlightened by the ankh she is wearing.

  • Phillybruh

    But they aren't dreads she clearly has braids in.

  • RespectSelf

    lol really that's why should took them out... too funny

  • hotntot95

    First off..these ain't dreads..

  • thehumble1

    is this sort of like reverse racism??

  • Yoni

    Dreads? Those look like braids. And as Jada Kiss said, "They care more about braids than your kid's grades."

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He spent 170 for that to be done to her hair? Chile.....

  • CaramelDrop

    What dreads? He was robbed.... those are struggle plats with hair added?

  • Yoni

    Hey Love!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Those are not dreads. He ought to be slapped for paying $170. Shyt is piss poor. They stylist found a sucker that day.

  • Lisa daniels

    Why do you us to care? And those are braids.

  • Quitedeliteful

    $170.00???? A blind man coulda done a better job!!!

  • Lisa daniels
  • Angela

    Giirl...She got GOT...She could have got Shaniqua down the block and around the corner to do it for $35...

  • Cares4uWishElectionwasover

    Hell this happens to us all the time.

    Braids
    Cocunut oil
    Shoes being thrown in trash

    Shrugs who cares

  • 100milesperhour

    They aren't fake locks, they're stupid looking braids. I bet she has a black b/f too & identifies as a wigger.

  • hottlanta

    She got sent home because she had a head fool of rope where she could have probably took one out and committed suicide. Somebody took his money and laughing all the way to the bank.

  • @djangothegod

    I'm like...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Manufactured Crisis

  • @djangothegod

    Just wanted to shade Rihanna LOL.

  • R in NYC

    Those are braids so this whole post is useless. She was sent home for trying to look like a black person. The end.

  • Cares4uWishElectionwasover

    Your sock gif.

    Lol

  • Cares4uWishElectionwasover

    In that order.

  • @djangothegod

    Django the God ©

  • hotntot95

    I forgot who said it but.."everybody wants to be black but nobody wants to be black...

  • @djangothegod

    Paul Mooney.

  • That’s Interesting

    Schools, jobs, life have rules and I'm sick of people acting like there's something wrong with that. The thing with the Jamaicans is that their dreads grow from their SCALP. If the school rules say your daughter can't wear those ugly, poorly done funny colored braids, so be it. If you don't like it, pull her out the school?????

  • hotntot95

    OK?

  • Cares4uWishElectionwasover

    Start a line. Folks will spend 30 to 100 dollars or more on socks.

  • Salliemae’s Boosh

    They made her go home because they look a mess!!!

  • tintin

    that's what im saying. that is braids, not dreads.

  • iWasteTime

    she has braids though ...

  • Full Monty

    These schools need to worry about GUNS and DRUGS not hairstyles!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Expect a Hillary post.

  • iWasteTime

    or Ray

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I ain't got nothing for this. Well other than she look stupid.

    With them eyes, Dad could make his money back as a stunt double for Droopy.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e4b60990c7489ae996ef346b00e110a64a36cc73cd7fe4f833a57929d78b954.gif

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I ain't got nothing for this. Well other than she look stupid.

    With them eyes, Dad could make his money back as a stunt double for Droopy.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e4b60990c7489ae996ef346b00e110a64a36cc73cd7fe4f833a57929d78b954.gif

  • Crazy tee

    Exactly...if your going to wear them then you need to know what they are...

  • Crazy tee

    Exactly...if your going to wear them then you need to know what they are...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This is a white girl.

    Named Shaunise/Chanise.

    She was BORN a damn wigger.

    How did folks THINK she was gonna grow up wanting to wear her hair?

    Imma wait right the fukk HERE??

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This is a white girl.

    Named Shaunise/Chanise.

    She was BORN a damn wigger.

    How did folks THINK she was gonna grow up wanting to wear her hair?

    Imma wait right the fukk HERE??

  • @djangothegod

    He stayed up all night doing those braids.

  • @djangothegod

    He stayed up all night doing those braids.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This reminds me of white girl Ceaira. Mom liked the name. But not the black and Hispanic boys and homegirls she brung home. Bish. You shoulda named her Heidi then.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This reminds me of white girl Ceaira. Mom liked the name. But not the black and Hispanic boys and homegirls she brung home. Bish. You shoulda named her Heidi then.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Maybe she'll post about her popping up at my alma mater during the pep rally last night.
    #NCAT
    #GHOE
    #AggiePride

    https://www.facebook.com/DosandDontsGHOE/videos/536764276529526/

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Maybe she'll post about her popping up at my alma mater during the pep rally last night.
    #NCAT
    #GHOE
    #AggiePride

    https://www.facebook.com/DosandDontsGHOE/videos/536764276529526/

  • @djangothegod

    Her father got a Black Panther tattoo and everything.

  • @djangothegod

    Her father got a Black Panther tattoo and everything.

  • Liah

    Uhhh....Those are braids sir...SMH!

  • Liah

    Uhhh....Those are braids sir...SMH!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yasss. ? saw this

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yasss. ? saw this

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    So you say the been appropriating for a min, huh?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    So you say the been appropriating for a min, huh?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    It shows. In his face and on her head.

  • @djangothegod

    He's not afraid to get his hands dirty.

  • Zizzle

    When it happens to YT it becomes newsworthy.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ???Can't stand yew.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Lurk19&21 called me geeked the fukk out. Made them feel a little better that they missed her and Michelle at Wake Forest earlier in the day.

    Mrs and Lurk16 got to go to that one. I would have given my left pinky toe to be in Michelle's presence.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    You saying she a 2nd generation wiglet?!!?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    You saw them shyts, too? I was gone let ol boy live, but I damn sho won't eat nothing he cooked.

  • @djangothegod

    Haha she better start sleeping with cucumbers on her eyes.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Correct. It's all the hell she know. I blame her parents

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Or Hannah. Lol

  • Ni Ni

    If the other classmate is wearing this style, this girl shouldn't have been sent home. I have no problem when white folks/koreans wear our hairstyles; we wear theirs and lawd knows we ain't bout to give up the weave ?.

  • Zizzle

    Well, these are your typical Brits so it's to be expected.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0CU399Tz2E

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    Damn, ofay really can't tell the difference between locks or braids? That just goes to say, stay out of business where you don't belong.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Damn, you said wiglet. Made me think of something else. But I ain't one to talk about nobody's kids so......

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06fdbb86280121c68a2147898dc0e406051d546da316146741221ec1e93bab0d.gif

  • nucynu25

    It really be hard for me to have concern for a pale demon ..so yeah Becky wash that mop out yo culture vulturing ass head .. FOH blk kids get letters saying their kids hair stinks (conut oil) & that their natural kinky hair isn't combed so Mr.Homer Simpson finish eating that glue .

  • hotntot95

    Chile, they can't even appropriately Jack our culture correctly....just

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Met her when he first ran. Magical.

  • jazmine

    She hasn't been seen in a minute so desperate times lol

  • Anabelle Whitepaws

    Oh cut the crap... they're braids pure and simple. This is a hairstyle as are locks worn by millions of people. Spirituality is within the soul not atop the head. Miss me with the BS https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b37b2088baf39843417abccf440ed159cce89c7942c483fd3f2d06fa01bd767.jpg

  • LuLu
  • hi-liter

    Sandra, the PC term for "dreads" is Locs because Locs are not dreadful, at least some of them aren't. RiRi faux locs might be a little bit dreadful.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • Candance

    They shouldn't have sent her home, but it does look a hot mess and this should be a message to the dad to look into what he is spending that kind of money on before he does. #everythingisntforeveryone

  • Renee26

    Those are singles though...if you want to do ethnic things at least know what you are getting done

  • Renee26

    Same

  • CaramelDrop

    Heeeeeeyyyyy!!!

  • brooklyn23

    She don't look 13 in that pic. Hell she looks older than me and I'm 38

  • TransHuman

    She white hybrid the sun ages them quicker.

  • RIFcantReadBlocked

    oh blah. Teenagers of all races experiment with all kinds of shitt; especially their hair. Leave this child alone. RIF10 likes to wear black, grey and leather with red spray at the end of her hair. I think she looks crazy as hell but, I don't make a big deal of it. Next year, it will be something else. I see black girls with ugly ass straight blonde and platinum hair but, thats them being teenagers. This white girl can do whatever she wants with her damn hair expressing herself; even if it's ugly.

  • hottlanta

    She is looking like yeah I got braids what cha gonna do about it. We are looking back at her saying we at laughing at your dumb behind.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stfu about religious appropriation. In Louisiana everybody got dreads and them niccas ain't no Rastas. Dreads existed before Rastas LOL.

    Also, those are braids. She should be able to wear the style.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    You making too much sense.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ??????

  • stav

    Those are clearly braids, and not fake dreads!

  • Zebra Stripes

    $170? For what? That shyt looks sooo sloppy.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    They are wrong for that. Why is Kendu daughter on growing up hip hop ?????

  • sunni_daze

    Those aint locs. And this is probably how most black parents feel when their child is sent home because of their hair.

  • sunni_daze

    That just jewlery. She aint woke for real

  • digal704

    Those are braids tho

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    ****Rihanna took them out because the heaviness of the fake locs was pulling her edges****

    -------------------------------------------
    Fixed

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    uMM yeah, Where the Dreads at tho???

  • http://devilsadvocate.sme/ snarcissism

    Cute, except for the color

  • pecancandy

    You from the boot

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Born and bred ?

  • zawnn

    White people. Lol

  • @djangothegod

    ...

  • TheRealLee

    The girl has braids. It's a style, nothing else. The kid is not even a blonde. Anybody can wear them. The teachers don't like the fact that the other students are fascinated by them and probably distracting them or causing jealousy. It's not serious folks.

  • Queen B

    But these are braids....wtf are they missing!!

  • Queen B

    But these are braids....wtf are they missing!!

  • KB

    He paid $170 for that......get your $$ back sweetheart.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THERE'S NOTHING DREADFUL ABOUT MY HAIR!

    ...ALL I HAVE.

  • Nikkiknows

    Time out: A. Those are not locks. B. Africans wore dreadlocks long before they were claimed religious by Rastafarians. I have had my locks for over 15 years and never was told anything regarding religion.. Let's not perpetrate the blatant ignorance.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    but those are just braids. lol

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    shout out to the rastas.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    real locks grow out of the scalp and is untamed.

  • Oya Shango

    Wearing dreadlocs (or locs) is NOT unique to the Rastafarian religion. In fact, its usage predates Rastafarianism. In West Africa, there are many deities that require their devotees to wear locs, either as a ceremonial symbol or pre-ceremonial stage before initiation. It is also worn by Africans who are simply born to wear them culturally. There is absolutely nothing wrong with anyone, including Rhianna, to sport locs as a cultural hairstyle. The Rastafarian religion does not hold a patent on this ancient hair style.

  • Nikkiknows

    thank you!

  • Nikkiknows

    thank you!

  • Nikkiknows

    thank you!

  • Michelle

    Truth!

  • Meme

    No guns in UK schools

  • pecancandy

    Alrighty neighbor

  • Vixen

    What is in the water and food these kids are eating and drinking. That girl looks no where near 13. Kids these days look older than me face and body wise. Here I am "dun"birth 4 boys 3 grown and I'm still stuck in a teenage girls body ( from back in the day) wearing a B cup. I need answers ASAP!

  • lilli lilian

    Were those white braids being rejected from the school really that deep of a crisis that the media couldn't give dad time to clean his hands and finger nails before taking the sad picture, geesh

  • yallcrazy

    Now what she got braids for?? Damn they forever wanting black men I swear. Like trick daddy ugly ass said... they gone learn how to fry that chicken next. Mark my word

  • Zebra Stripes

    They both look a little touched.

  • Blak

    braids are NOT deadlocks and they did not originate in Jamaica, they originated in Ethiopia

  • Tynamight

    He spent $170USD on that? Naw!

  • Lisa daniels

    I see no changes, carry on

  • Luvn_it

    Those aren't even dreads tho. They look like regular box braids.?

  • Luvn_it

    I'm not to big into religion now in my adult life,but I do remember the bible said Samson(spell check) wore 7 locs. And that was way before the Rastafarian religion.

  • hi-liter

    Naw, not all locs. You talking bout Free-form locs. It's some really neat locs out here, not to mention Sisterlocks.

  • che’lint

    ???

  • nucynu25

    Lisa , honey you're so hard on me .

  • Stl_heat

    First off those are NOT dreadlocks those are BOX BRAIDS... now I know Mandra really a racist old white supremacist(which explains her/his "Obama blame game"). EVERY BLACK WOMAN would know the difference between braids and dreads.

  • Stl_heat

    Exactly... thats why I said Sandra is not really a BLACK woman. EVERY black person knows the difference between braids and dreads.

  • Lisa daniels
  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    braids are different from dredlocks.

  • nucynu25

    ???

  • Lisa daniels
  • rodt

    she gonna be on tha BBC train in no tiiime

  • stanley

    FYI dredlocks come from Africa, and Jamaicans are from Africa. There are tribes in Africa older than the Country of Jamaica that has been wearing these hairstyles for thousands of years dating all the way back to Egypt. F*CK the Rastafarians... Jamaicans don't own black culture. Any black person of African decent can wear dreads.

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    I'm too busy being black 24 hours a day dealing with real issues, don't have time to worry about this white chick and her hair.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    those cultivated locs do not count. that's fashion; not religion.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Those are not dreads.
    Regular braids.

  • Alisa

    Those are not dreads or locs this is a white girl with braids. Hell they even sell wigs braided There are so called rappers that hv fake locs its not a hairstyle. Its like walking around with the curls worn by jews as a hairstyle or taking any religious symbol and being disrespectful. It does not matter your view or Rastafarians its more to it than smoking weed. Very few can be disciplined enough to call themselves true Rastas.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Black native Indians wore dreads.

  • Naptastical

    ????????

  • PhillyLala

    Nas said that. Lol I hear what you're saying tho

  • S T

    I think, but not sure, P Mooney. Mmmmm hm. And then I'll put that Kevin Hart spin on it: Everybody wanna be [black], but nobody wanna put the work in!! ?

  • S T

    ???

  • S T

    ??? did u say, struggle plaits???? OUCH!

  • S T

    Ray, cause Stevie don't give a damn 'bout preservin edges. ?

  • S T

    I don't see where Benson or his daughter referrred to her braids as "locs" or the inappropriate term, "'dread'locs". Based on this. Perhaps the original source is longer and has a quote from Chanise and or her father, but not here. And BTW, her name is Chanise. So this fam has been a long admirers, it seems, of soul culture. Lol. ???

  • S T

    ???

  • Dr.Rue

    13???

  • Yoni

    In the song Why? With Anthony Hamilton? The remix?

  • Nycholle Curry

    Exactly! She had them in long enough.

  • 3princessesmommy

    Those are BRAIDS, not LOCKS

  • CaramelDrop

    I did lol! Thanks for finding that "I" for me!!!