California Outlaws Hair Discrimination with New Bill


California has become the first US state to make race-related hair discrimination illegal. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the ‘CROWN Act’ into law on Wednesday, prohibiting employers and schools from enforcing hair-grooming policies that restrict natural hairstyles such as Afros and protective styles. "The CROWN Act is redefining the cultural norms of ‘professional images’ for all people," said Senator Holly J. Mitchell, who first introduced the…

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