This is bizarre and I think will cost this school a lot of money
The actions of the school board could be seen as not only racist but also religious discrimination.Native American student denied diploma for wearing tribal feather
Chelsey Ramer, a Native American student, is being denied her high school diploma until she pays a $1,000 fine for wearing a tribal feather on her cap during her graduation from Escambia Academy High School in Atmore, Alabama.
The 17-year-old is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and wore the eagle feather to celebrate her heritage in defiance of the school's "no extraneous items" policy.
Alex Alvarez, who is Creek, a former teacher of Ramer’s said parents and tribal council members had requested to speak with the school board to discuss the eagle feather but were denied. He wrote about the issue in his local newspaper, but the school did not change its position.