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Prom Attendance, Participation in Graduation Depends on Hair Style in Texas

January 24, 2020

Of many reports that are all over Facebook, I chose this one from the Washington Post to provide an overview of a predicament a Trinidad-Amrican student faces. Here’s the headline:

Student will be barred from graduation

unless he cuts his dreadlocks, school says

Nene, who just retired from the Houston Rockets, wore dreads as does Houston wideout DeAndre Hopkins… Maybe the school might invite one of them to speak at commencement about the freedom to wear ones hair in whatever style they wish. If not, maybe they could invite the coaches of those teams to speak out for individual liberty. When athletes, music performers, and even businessmen and politicians can wear dreads, why can’t students? The double standard is not lost on them…. and if the schools are teaching students to follow-rules-for-the-sake-of-following-rules they just might be missing a key point in a democracy.

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