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HS softball player forced to cut hair per NFHS rules to keep playing: ‘I feel humiliated, embarrassed’ – Yahoo Sports

The North Carolina high school is pressuring the national association to change its “culturally biased and inappropriate” hair rules.



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A Black softball player was forced to cut her hair to remove hair beads in order to keep playing in a high school game in Durham, North Carolina, last month. 
Two high school umpires approached Nicole Pyles and her Hillside High School coaches in the second inning of a senior night game against rival school Jordan on April 19, The News & Observer reported. Citing a National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule, the umpires told her she was not allowed to play with hair beads. 

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