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High school student in Texas suspended over locs hairstyle

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Darryl George, a 17-year-old student in the Barbers Hill Independent School District in Texas, has been suspended for wearing dreadlocks in violation of the school’s dress code policy. The suspension comes in the same week that Texas’s CROWN Act, which outlaws hair discrimination, went into effect. George’s family plans to take legal action, arguing that the school’s policy violates the spirit of the law. The case highlights ongoing debates about discriminatory dress code policies in schools and the importance of allowing students to express their cultural identity through their hair.

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