School Faces Backlash Over Event Encouraging Girls To ‘Cover’ Their Heads With Hijabs – Opposing Views

Mason High School principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart canceled “A Covered Girl Challenge,” an event aimed at celebrating religious “diversity.” Students who wished to participate would get to wear a headscarf on the day of to celebrate Islamic culture.

McCarty-Stewart sent an apology to parents, writing that the event was aimed at challenging stereotypes faced by students wearing the head scarves, but “as the event spread beyond our school community, however, we received many strong messages that made me reconsider the event’s ability to meet its objectives.”

Source: School Faces Backlash Over Event Encouraging Girls To ‘Cover’ Their Heads With Hijabs – Opposing Views