By Emma Specter, Vogue In what feels like an increasingly rare win for progressive values in the U.S., the House of Representatives voted 235-189 on Friday to pass the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, a bill that seeks to ban race-based hair discrimination in employment and against those participating […]
By Kayla Greaves, In Style When I first heard the news of the CROWN Act just over a year ago, I was torn. On one hand, I was relieved that being chastised for wearing my hair as it naturally grows from my scalp would (hopefully) soon be a thing of the past. On the other, […]
The teen's family is from Trinidad. He said that his dreadlocks are part of his heritage and that many men in his family wear them.
By Janelle Griffith, NBC News A black teenager in Texas said he had been suspended and told he can’t walk in his high school graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks to meet the school district’s dress code. DeAndre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east […]
On July 12th, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly bill 007797 to prohibit "race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles" in the state of New York. California passed its own legislation against natural hair discrimination on July 3rd, becoming the first state to ever do so; known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act.
Anti-Black racism is an invidious and persistent form of discrimination across the nation and in New York City. Anti-Black racism can be explicit and implicit, individual and structural, and it can manifest through entrenched stereotypes and biases, conscious and unconscious. Anti-Black bias also includes discrimination based on characteristics and cultural practices associated with being Black, […]