Texas High School Can Punish Black Student for His Hairstyle, Judge Says – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Texas High School Can Punish Black Student for His Hairstyle, Judge Says

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A Texas judge struck a blow to the state’s newly adopted CROWN Act on Thursday, ruling that a public school district can continue to punish a Black teen who wears his hair in locs.

In a trial that lasted just a few hours, Judge Chap Cain III ruled that Barbers Hill Independent School District did not violate the CROWN Act when it subjected Darryl George, 18, to in-school suspensions and off-site instruction for nearly six months.

George has been isolated from his peers for most of the school year since he was first disciplined by Barbers Hill High School in August for violating the school’s dress code.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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