Mont Belvieu teen won't be able to walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks

KHOU | 1/20/2020 | Staff
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MONT BELVIEU, Texas — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a district that touts its excellence found itself embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination and dreadlocks.

"The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies," said Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods.

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Activists stood beside Deandre Arnold and his family as they addressed the Barbers Hill ISD school board. Deandre has been suspended and won't be allowed to walk at graduation in three months unless he cuts his locs.

"This is a black and white issue," said Gary Monroe, with the United Urban Alumni Association. "Deandre (and) his family should not have to go through this. But I expect it from a board that has zero diversity."

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