Texas school district bars black student from graduating with dreadlocks

Texas school district bars black student from graduating with dreadlocks

Texas student DeAndre Arnold, 18, received in-school suspension and was told he could no longer walk in his graduation in 3 months time unless he cut his hair in compliance with their hair policy. Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, has had dreadlocks for years and says it’s part of his Trinidadian identity and culture. School officials say it’s not about race but rules.

Seekster 3 months

Schools have the right to set dress code policies including hair. Now there is a discussion to be had about whether this dress code is reasonable but if this kid violated policy then they will have to face the consequences. One's race should never exempt one from the consequences of their actions. If the kid feels that this policy is unjust then they can engage in civil disobedience to draw attention to the issue, which they seem to be doing. This still does not exempt them from consequences.

Sothensloth 3 months

How come this is an issue now? Went through all of high school to call him out at graduation? Something feels off. If true though, I side with the kid. It's one thing if his hair is gross and smells, but if he takes care of it stay out of his business. School is there to teach nothing more. And as far as dress code, I agree with clothes. But you should be allowed to have whatever hair style you want.

..... 3 months

As long as it isn't lice infested who cares really

Fin 3 months

That is a violation of his first amendment rights if this is a public school n the story is accurate

Brian Young
Brian Young 3 months

Funny that the school is called Barbers Hill HS.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 3 months

No Shirt, no shoes, no service... Welcome to the real world kid.

Lickem 3 months

X to doubt

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

I call BS. something else is going on.

Based Haole
Based Haole 3 months

yeah ok we get it race baiting click bait makes idiots click....this isn't a fucking racial issue it's a dress code....white kids have to follow it to...but wahh

Saeta 3 months

It IS about race. The rules are about race. I'm a white, male teacher. It IS about race. Uniform and uniformity are the antithesis of what education should be about. Unless you subscribe to the original reasons for mass education - conformity in the workplace and sanitising the streets. In which case fostering independent thinking is subversive.

Fin 3 months

Actually the school doesn't if student body will sue.. We did n we won.. N u know y.. First amendment freedom of expression.... Y because a public school rcvs fed money n thus is bound unlike a private school.

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