Md. Student Forced Out Of Basketball Game Because Of Her Hijab


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The first 24 games of a season were played without a problem for 16-year-old Je’Nan Hayes. But a few weeks ago, she was barred from playing a basketball game at her high school because of the headscarf she was wearing as part of her Muslim faith.

After playing through almost the entire season without an issue, for Je’Nan on March 3, getting into the game was not even an option.

“I was speechless,” says Je’Nan.

Her high school team was playing in Prince George’s County and the coaches were told the 16- year-old could not play because of her headscarf.

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