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says Deandre Arnold must cut his dreadlocks if he wants to walk at graduation. The senior's family says they're considering legal options if the district doesn't change its policy. https://t.co/pOqb4r03FE#KHOU11 #HTownRush pic.twitter.com/8RhuXJ7fp8
— Brandi Smith (@BrandiKHOU) January 21, 2020
to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelJSZ) December 20, 2018
A school district in Texas that “touts its excellence” has now been accused of racism. The school is embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination, and dreadlocks. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter Activist Ashton Woods stood beside Deandre Arnold and his family as they addressed the Barbers Hill ISD, school board. Deandre was suspended and is not allowed to walk at graduation in three months unless he cuts his dreadlocks.
Woods believes the school’s dress code is “designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies.” Gary Monroe, with the United Urban Alumni Association, stated “This is a black and white issue. Deandre and his family should not have to go through this. But I expect it from a board that has zero diversity.”
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The district did fight back stating that their decision to suspend him is not about race. Superintendent Greg Poole noted there is no dress code policy that actually prohibits any cornrow or any other method of wearing hair. He stated, “Our policy limits the length. It’s been that way for 30 years.”
Several speakers agreed with the district and pleaded with board members not to make...
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