BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Beckley is poised to join Morgantown and Charleston in passing a local ordinance to protect Black West Virginians from discrimination based on how they choose to wear their hair.
The Register-Herald reports Tarsha Bolt has been pushing for change since her son was told to remove his dreadlocks for high school basketball.READ MORE: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
His hair conformed to U.S. Army policy for Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps, but violated the basketball teams’ standard.READ MORE: Cincinnati To Settle Suit In Death Of Student Kyle Plush Who Called 911
When he removed his dreadlocks, his hair no longer met the Army standard.
A majority of city council members told the paper that they support prohibiting discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles.MORE NEWS: Penn Hills School District Provides Grief Counseling After Death Of Teacher James Schultz
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