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Texas Court Ruling on Hair Braider


“This is an art form. This is not just ‘doing hair,’” says Isis Brantley, who owns the Institute of Ancestral Braiding in Oak Cliff. “I’m teaching culture — African culture, African identity.” Last week, a U.S. district judge ruled that the state of Texas violated her 14th Amendment right to due process by setting unreasonable and irrational requirements for her to teach her craft.