American School Dress Codes: A (Brief) History of Racial and Gender Oppression through Clothing

by Erica Murphey and Dr. Benjamin Drury

School Dress Codes Aren’t Fair to Everyone, Federal Study Finds By Eesha Pendharkar

Dress codes in American schools have been a contentious issue for decades. According to, forty-four percent of public schools enforced a “strict” dress code in the 2019–2020 school year. While many schools claim that these policies promote learning…



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