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Texas lawmakers are drafting a hair discrimination bill

3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, February 07 2020 Feb 7, 2020 February 07, 2020 5:02 PM February 07, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Legislative Black Caucus announced it's working on a bill that would ban discrimination based on hair textures and styles commonly associated with race following the suspension of a black high school student near Houston. The Texas Tribune reports lawmakers, accompanied by black leaders and advocates, announced the CROWN Act at a press conference on Thursday. The bill is a show of support for students like Deandre Arnold Barbers, who was suspended from Hill High School in Mont Belvieu and won't be able to attend graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks.

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