Crown Act

Judge Rules That Texas School District's Suspension of Darryl George Over Length of His Locs Did Not Violate CROWN ACT

Darryl George, an 18-year-old student at Barbers Hill High School was first suspended from regular classes on Aug. 31, because he did not comply with the dress code.

Discrimination Case Involving Black Teen Being Suspended for His Locs Is Going to Trial

Darryl George has been serving a suspension since August 31 although the CROWN Act which prohibits race-based hair discrimination is the law in Texas.

Texas Superintendent Defends Suspension of Teen Over Wearing of Locs

Darryl George has been repeatedly suspended despite the protection of the CROWN Act, a law that bans hairstyle discrimination.

Black New Jersey Teen Banned From Playing In Basketball Game Over Hair, Despite State's CROWN Act

The girl tied her hair up three times but was still refused entry into the game by referees.

Texas High School Suspends Black Student Again Over His Locs

Darryl George and his family say the CROWN Act should have protected him from a discriminatory school hairstyle code.

Black Student Suspended Over Dreadlocks Sent To Disciplinary Alternative School

Daryl George’s family filed a civil rights lawsuit citing Texas’ CROWN Act that bans hair discrimination.

The Family Of A Black Student Is Suing Officials In Texas For Hair Discrimination

Darryl George, 17, has been serving an in-school suspension at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu because school officials said that his dreadlocks violate the district’s dress code.
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Texas Teen Suspended for Hairstyle Sues Gov. Greg Abbott

The student and his family are accusing the governor and the state’s attorney general of allegedly failing to enforce the state’s CROWN Act.

Why Texas School District Suspended Black Boy Over Dreadlocks, Despite Hair Discrimination Ban

Two dozen states have enacted a CROWN Act that bans hairstyle discrimination associated with race.
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