Racism in School | Black Teen suspended for dreds hairstyle

NBC, reports A black teenager in Texas said he had been suspended and told he can't walk in his high school graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks to meet the school district's dress code. Hear what Roland Martin had to say about this situation on his digital platform Unfiltered.



DeAndre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, whose father is from Trinidad, said he's worn dreadlocks for years like a lot of men in his family and always followed the school's dress code by tying them up.

On Wednesday, Houston Texans wide receiver Deandre Hopkins tweeted his support for the teen, urging him to "never cut" his dreadlocks.
The superintendent, Greg Poole was defiant and shown no remorse for the pain that the school have inflicted on this young man. He simply stated on the district's website, that it allows "any legally accepted religious or medical exemptions" to its dress code and have allowed such exemptions in the past. But did not state if this exemption will be applied to DeAndre's case.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/black-texas-teen-told-cut-his-dreadlocks-order-walk-graduation-n1120731

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