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Judge Rules That School Punishment for Black Student’s Hair Is Legal in CROWN Act Lawsuit

A judge ruled Thursday that the punishment faced by a Black high school student in Texas for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate the state’s CROWN Act, which prohibits race-based hair discrimination, according to ABC owned KTRK.

Darryl George, 18, has been banned from attending regular classes at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu by the school district. He has been directed to in-school suspension and an off-site disciplinary program since Aug. 31, 2023, according to his mother Darresha George.

The school claimed that the length of his dreadlocks violated their dress and grooming code. Darryl George’s dreadlocks are braided and wrapped up on top of his head.

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