No offense but, getting suspended from school or worst – getting banned from walking at the graduation because of the haircut is not being modern – and the dilemma does not end here – Arnold’s parents stand by his decision (wow!).
Yeah, the 18-year-old teen, DeAndre Arnold, from Texas, was told his deadlocks violated school’s dress code, so the administration gave him an ultimatum – ‘to cut them off or drop walking across the stage with his fellows.’
But, DeAndre’s Mom Alleges Her Boy’s Haircut Doesn’t Violate Any School Dresscode Because He Always Has It Tied Up:
Actually, the policy at Barbers Hill High School halts hair that touches the collar, ears, or in the face. So, he was requested to cut them off over the Christmas break only if he aspired to come back to school.
However, after revisiting multiple meetings with the school’s officials, DeAndre Arnold settled on not to have a haircut, and ultimately he was punished with in-school suspension, plus he wouldn’t be able to walk the stage with his fellows at his graduation unless he is abided by the school dress policy.
Plus! His family has made it clear that he will not cut his hair.
Apparently, DeAndre’s Father Is Trinidadian, So Hair Is At The Forefront Of His Culture And Values!
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, DeAndre’s family, with many supporters and activists, including Ashton Woods of Black Lives Matter, got united to address the school board, “The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies,” Ashton stated addressing the school board.
Plus! Gary Monroe of the United Urban Alumni Association also responded, “DeAndre’s family shouldn’t have to go through this, but I expect it from a board that has zero diversity.”
And DeAndre’s Dad Is Also Planning To Take The School Board To The Federal Court!
Both the school board and Greg Poole has denied the claim and alleged that their concern hasn’t been raising against DeAndre’s dreadlocks, but the extent of them, “There is no dress code policy that prohibits any cornrow or any other method of wearing of the hair. Our policy limits the length. It’s been that way for 30 years,” Greg declared.
But that doesn’t seem to deceive DeAndre’s dad, who said, “I won’t stand for anybody dominating my child. He has rights. All he wants to do is graduate.”