Posted on · Darryl George, 18, is a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu and has been suspended since Aug. 31. He will be sent to EPIC, an alternative school program, from Oct. 12 through Nov. 29 for "failure to comply" with multiple campus and classroom regulations, the principal said in a Wednesday letter provided to The Associated Press by the family.
Posted on · Darryl George, a 17-year-old student at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, has been serving an in-school suspension since Aug. 31 because school district officials say his dreadlocks violate their dress code. George's family accuses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton of failing to enforce the CROWN Act, a new state law outlawing racial discrimination based on hairstyles.
Posted on · School officials say Darryl George's dreadlocks violate the district’s dress code. His mother says he isn't violating rules about hair length for boys. The incident recalls debates over hair discrimination in schools and the workplace.
Posted on · The CROWN Act, short for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, was passed into law this year after two previous attempts.
Posted on · “If I were grading our state legislature based on their performance and what they did for children and families, even with grade inflation, I would give them a D plus, maybe a D minus.”
Posted on · A gubernatorial spokesperson did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether the governor supports the bill.
Posted on · The bill seeks to ban discrimination based on certain hairstyles — like braids, dreadlocks and twists — in schools, workplaces and housing.