The Church of QHS is not a Rastafarian church. It is a christian church. It is no surprise that Christian elements are put into Rastafari elements because the bible is the foundational book for many Rastafari people.
I have no problem with that. To each, his or her own. My problem is that it should not be masked as a Rastafari I-sembly.
As far as getting respect as a livity, who are you asking for respect from? The establishment? Do they have to ok it for it to be deemed legitimate?
Also, you must not be aware of Muslim women who have been discriminated against because of their garb. In the county I live, we just had a case of a Muslim women being refused service at a federal credit union because of her head covering. They told her that she had to do her transaction in the back room. She has been a member of that credit union for over 10 years. Also, after 911, people with head coverings were discriminated against in general. It was not only geared toward Rastafari people. Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindi were attacked and persecuted.
The idea of home schooling did not manifest because Rastafari people were worried about their youths having to cut their locks. The idea was that public school is based on a eurocentric pedagogy.
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