Louisiana sure has become problematic. South Plaquemines High School in Louisiana suspended a student because his dreadlocks extended beyond the collar of his shirt, breaking the school’s dress code. Despite the fact that the student’s mother explained that he was Rastafarian and a central part of the religion is not cutting your hair, the superintendent told her it still was not allowed. When she asked for documentation he explained that he was not a lawyer. That’s your tax dollars at work, America.
Then in a another Louisiana story, the CDC found that water in St. John the Baptist Parish tested positive for Naegleria fowleri, the deadly “brain-eating” amoeba:
The water in St. John Parish is safe to drink, said the CDC, but special care should be taken not to allow it to go up the nose, which is the route the parasite takes to infect the brain. Once inside the brain, the amoebas cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), which is almost invariably fatal.
That’s not terrifying AT ALL.
Team Blackness also discussed the joys of eating tacos and drinking beers for abortion, why one student is carrying her mattress around campus, and how Comcast is messing with your viewing pleasure.