Texas school's monthslong punishment of Black student over hairstyle is legal, judge rules

Feb 23, 2024 View Original Article
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53% : Reynolds said he was disappointed by the ruling, and that he would file a bill for a new version of the CROWN Act that specifically mentions protections for hair length.
51% : Candice Matthews, a spokesperson for George's family, said the 18-year-old asked her as he left the courthouse: "All because of my hair?
46% : After about three hours of testimony in Anahuac, state District Judge Chap Cain III ruled in favor of the school district, saying its policy is not discriminatory because the CROWN Act does not say that exemptions for long hair can be made for hairstyles that are protected by the law, including locs.
44% : Its attorneys argued that the dress code policy does not violate the CROWN Act because the law does not mention or cover hair length.
44% : I can't get my education because of my hair?"Testifying for George, Democratic state Rep. Ron Reynolds, one of the co-authors of the CROWN Act, said that while the protection of hair length was not specifically mentioned in the CROWN Act, it was inferred.
41% : "The Texas legal system has validated our position that the district's dress code does not violate the CROWN Act and that the CROWN Act does not give students unlimited self-expression," Barbers Hill Superintendent Greg Poole said in a statement.
27% : George's family has also filed a formal complaint with the Texas Education Agency and a federal civil rights lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the school district, alleging they failed to enforce the CROWN Act.
2% : U.S. Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman, a New Jersey Democrat who has tried to get a federal version of the CROWN Act passed, called Thursday's decision "a terrible interpretation of the CROWN Act.""This is what we mean by institutional racism," Coleman said on X, formerly Twitter.

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