• Ed Gaines

Texas Teen Is BANNED From His Own Graduation Unless He Cuts His Dreadlocks


A senior Deandre Arnold at a high school in Texas was banned from his own graduation because of his dreadlocks.

The teen wears the dreadlocks to celebrate his Trinidadian roots but the school's dress code bans male students from having hair longer than their ears or eyebrows, or from passing down their collar.

He received in-school suspension and was told he could no longer walk in his graduation in three-months unless he cut his hair in compliance with their hair policy.

Activists from Black Lives Matter and the United Urban Alumni Association recently went to a school board meeting to defend the teen and argue the policy is discriminatory.

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