Caribbean Roots Teen Suspended For Dreads Surprised With US$20,000 Scholarship


Dreads are part of his Trinidanian culture … Americans can be so ignorant and close-minded!!
‘The Houston, Texas Caribbean roots teen whose story of being suspended from school unless he cut his dreads went viral, was yesterday given a US $20,000 scholarship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

DeAndre Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, appeared as a guest on the show and shared his story with Ellen.’

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A report from News Americas Now.

The Houston, Texas Caribbean roots teen whose story of being suspended from school unless he cut his dreads went viral, was yesterday given a US $20,000 scholarship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

DeAndre Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, appeared as a guest on the show and shared his story with Ellen.

He shared that he won’t be allowed to return to school or attend his graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks even as DeGeneres appealed directly to the school to change its mind.

Arnold’s father is from Trinidad and Tobago and he said he’s worn dreadlocks for years like a lot of men in his family and always followed the school’s dress code by tying them up.

On the show, he reiterated that his dreads are part of his Trinidadian culture.

“It’s really important to…

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