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After black student suspended over dreadlocks, some Texas lawmakers want to ban hair discrimination

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus hopes to pass the CROWN Act in the next legislative session. The bill would prohibit hair discrimination affecting people of color in schools and workplaces.

The administration at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu told senior DeAndre Arnold to cut his dreadlocks.
Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus look on as state Rep. Ron Reynolds, R-Missouri City, speaks at a press conference supporting legislation called the CROWN Act, in Houston on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

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