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Texas made it illegal to punish students for dreadlocks. A school is testing the limits of the law.

The Barbers Hill school district prompted a new law meant to prohibit schools from punishing students with hairstyles associated with race. A recent student suspension sparks questions about the extent of the CROWN Act’s protections.

By Miranda Dunlap, Houston Landing
Buttons and t-shirts promoting the CROWN act on display at a press conference in Houston on February 6, 2020.

What does the CROWN Act say — and not say?

What does Barbers Hill’s dress code say?

Conflicting arguments on CROWN Act protections

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