Inside Texas Politics: How dreadlocks could change Texas law

By now, a lot of people have heard of DeAndre Arnold. DeAndre lives near Houston. He was suspended from the Barbers Hill Independent School District in Mont Belvieu, Texas because he wears dreadlocks. His story made national news. The 18-year-old was even invited to the academy awards. Now, his dreadlocks could change state law. State Representative Rhetta Bowers is a member of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. Members of the Caucus are working on a bill for the 2021 legislative session called the CROWN Act. That bill would ban discrimination based on hair textures and styles commonly associated with race.


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