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Even after CROWN Act, Texas scholar suspended for dreadlocks Specific Instances

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The identical week his state outlawed racial discrimination based mostly on hairstyles, Darryl George, a Black highschool scholar in Mont Belvieu, Texas, was suspended for exhibiting up – as he all the time has – carrying twisted dreadlocks. 

Faculty officers at Barbers Hill Excessive Faculty mentioned the junior’s dreadlocks fell beneath his eyebrows and ear lobes, violating the district’s costume code. And regardless of his household’s disagreement with the state of affairs, Darryl has repeatedly served weeks of in-school suspensions since Aug. 31.

Darryl’s mom, Darresha George, is preventing again in opposition to the suspensions and has additionally identified the tough manner that Darryl’s suspension has been carried out. “He has to sit down on a stool for eight hours in a cubicle,” she mentioned. “That’s very uncomfortable. Each day he’d come residence, [and] … say his again hurts….”

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