HAIR discrimination has increased over the years and is specifically targeted at people with eyebrows, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu and Afros knots.
In March 2022, members of the House of Representatives voted on a new policy banning hair discrimination, particularly in the employment sector.
What is the Crown Act?
The Crown Act, which stands for “Creating a World that is Respectful and Open to Natural Hair”, is known as a policy prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture.
It was also the first law passed at the state level in USA to prevent such discrimination.
Since it was passed in California, more than a dozen states have tweaked the policy in the hope that others will follow suit.
This policy was first introduced by Los Angeles‘Holly J. Mitchell, who is best known as a member of LA’s County Board of Supervisors.
Will the Crown Act be law everywhere?
On March 18, 2022, members of the House 235-189 voted to pass the Crown Act.
It will now proceed to the senate, where it will be voted on again.
“Discrimination against Black Hair is discrimination against Black people.”
“This is the last time we’re saying it’s no longer for Blacks to be looked down on and discriminated against because of their hairstyle like profit-making companies. No more for Blacks to feel like we’re cutting geography. This is the last time we say no to Negroes because they feel like we have to straighten our hair to be considered a professional.”
If the Senate passes the Crown Act, it goes to the President, who makes the final decision.
While many supported this measure, some members of the Republican Party protested, claiming that federal law covered this type of discrimination and Democratic Party member should focus on other issues.
“I hope we can really focus on the things that matter to the American people.”
At this point, it is unclear whether the Crown Act will become law.
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