colrado: This Is the Latest US State to Make Hair Discrimination Illegal

By Leah Rodriguez
SEPT. 17, 2020

Hair discrimination is allowed in most of the US, but Colorado just became one of the few states where it’s banned. 

The Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act went into effect in Colorado on Monday, according to Refinery29. First passed in March, the act protects against hair-related discrimination in public schools, workplaces, housing, public accommodations, and advertising. 

Dove, the racial justice organization Color Of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty introduced the bill to make it illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of hairstyle choices predominately worn by Black people, including Afros, braids, curls, or locs.

Article: Global Citizen

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