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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:01 PM

A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. The school says it wasn't discrimination

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student in Texas has served more than two weeks of in-school suspensions for wearing twisted dreadlocks to school. When he arrived Monday with the same hairstyle, he was suspended again, his mother said.

Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, was initially suspended the same week his state outlawed racial discrimination based on hairstyles. School officials said his dreadlocks fell below his eyebrows and ear lobes and violated the district’s dress code.

George, 17, has been suspended since Aug. 31 at the Houston-area school. He was in tears when he was suspended Monday despite his family's arguments that his hair does not violate the dress code, his mother Darresha George said.

“He has to sit on a stool for eight hours in a cubicle," she said. “That’s very uncomfortable. Every day he’d come home, he’d say his back hurts because he has to sit on a stool.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/black-student-suspended-hairstyle-school-051047259.html

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Reply A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. The school says it wasn't discrimination (Original post)
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2naSalit Sep 18 #1
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ZonkerHarris Sep 18 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:06 PM

1. Texas is trying so hard to become...

Apartheid So. Africa.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:27 PM

2. IKR?!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:31 PM

3. Sounds like suspension is used by the school to hurt academic experience and learning.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:36 PM

4. Suspending someone for their appearance is stupid.



Could the principal be suspended for being fat, bald and ugly?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:45 PM

5. Don't they have better things to worry about? Poor teen & family

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