Texas judge OKs hair-based suspension of Black student

The judge said the Houston-area Barbers Hill school district did not violate the state's CROWN Act

Darryl George outside Texas court
The school district punished junior Darryl George for refusing to cut his hair
(Image credit: Kirk Sides / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)

What happened?

A Texas judge on Thursday said the Houston-area Barbers Hill school district did not violate the state's CROWN Act when it punished junior Darryl George for refusing to cut his hair. The district said George's hair, worn in locs twisted and tied on the top of his head, would hang below his eyebrows, earlobes or shirt collar if worn down, breaching its grooming policy.

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