Tag: Hair discrimination

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Hair Discrimination Would be Outlawed Federally Under Bill Sen. Cory Booker Introduced

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced the first federal bill against natural hair discrimination Thursday. His move supports the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair (CROWN) Act. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MD.),…

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Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

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New Jersey to Introduce Bill to Prevent Hair Discrimination

New Jersey is poised to follow two other states — California and New York — in passing anti- hair discrimination legislation. Related story: CROWN Act: California Becomes First State to Ban Natural Hairstyle Discrimination Assemblywoman Angela McKnight is sponsoring a bill that will add hair as a category illegal to…

Hair Discrimination is Now Illegal in New York

Officials from the New York Human Rights Commission have announced a ban on discrimination on the basis of hair type.  The much-deserved win is setting a precedent around the country in regard to Black women primarily being the target of racial bias by choosing to wear their natural hair. There are…