An attorney for the boy and his family said he is being punished ‘because his hairstyle does not fit the Eurocentric ideal of neat and clean.’
His family argues the punishment violates the CROWN Act, which became law in Texas in September and is intended to prohibit race-based hair discrimination.
The student’s family says the school is violating the state CROWN Act.
Debate over a Black student’s suspension over his hairstyle in Texas ramps up with probe and lawsuit
Darresha George and her attorney filed a formal complaint with the Texas Education Agency, alleging that Darryl George was being harassed and mistreated by school district officials.
The incident recalls debates over hair discrimination in schools and the workplace and is already testing the state’s newly enacted CROWN Act, which took effect Sept. 1.