The CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair) Act was created in 2019 by Dove and the CROWN Coalition to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools. https://lnkd.in/de9uzuU
The Crown Act was put into California state Law, to prohibit discrimination for hair styles AND hair TEXTURES in the workplace. Textures - Read that again - there is the NEED for a LAW to be created to protect women that look like me from biases, based on the way our hair grows out of our scalp. If you were not aware of this fact, I am glad I could share it with you. If you are astonished by it, I am glad it moved you. And, if you haven't had to have a LAW created to protect the way you wear you hair to work, I am glad you can be an ally for a woman that has.