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Houston teen won't be able to walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a district that touts its excellence found itself embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination and dreadlocks. "The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies," said Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods. Read more: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/dreadlock-debate-barbers-hill-isd-suspends-student-over-his-hair/285-bc91e3ad-16a7-4f9a-b823-bbcc3a29b868

Deandre Arnold has been suspended from Barbers Hill ISD school and won’t be allowed to walk at graduation in three months unless he cuts his locs.

Barbers Hill School Superintendent Greg Poole said, There is no dress code policy that prohibits any cornrow or any other method of wearing of the hair, our policy limits the length. It’s been that way for 30 years.” (Source: HelloBeautiful)

Why is this still a thing… anywhere? ~Randi

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