Texas School Official Allegedly Said Young Boy Must Cut His Hair or Identify as a Girl

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A Texas woman claims the superintendent of her grandson’s school district gave her an ultimatum — either cut his hair or put him in a dress.

Randi Woodley told KETK that the Tatum Independent School District dress code is discriminating against African American boys. During a school board meeting on September 9, Woodley described an incident that took place in August 2018 during a Meet the Teacher meeting where a teacher said her grandson’s hair was a problem.

“I was told that I needed to see the principal, so I went to the principal’s office where she explained to me that my grandson’s hair was too long,” Woodley told the news station.

Woodley then met with the school district’s superintendent, Dr. J.P. Richardson, who told her she would have to cut her grandson’s hair or make him wear a dress.

“He told me that I could either…

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