Saturday, March 19, 2022

House passes Crown Act banning discrimination against Black hairstyles

House passes Crown Act banning discrimination against Black hairstyles


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Crown stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The Crown Act prohibits "discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair."

The House on Friday passed the Crown Act, which would ban hair-related discrimination.

The measure, H.R. 2116, passed in a vote of 235-189 along party lines. It was introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J. 

Crown stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, and the act prohibits "discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair." The bill now goes to the Senate.

The legislation states that "routinely, people of African descent are deprived of educational and employment opportunities" for wearing their hair in natural or protective hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, or Afros.

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Article Source: nbcnews.com
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