On July 3rd, the California Governor signed into law the CROWN Act (SB-188). The CROWN Act, or Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace, will “ensure protection against discrimination in the workplace and schools based on hairstyles by prohibiting employers and schools from enforcing purportedly ‘race neutral’ grooming policies that disproportionately impact persons of color.”
As we reflect on this recent legislation, we also want to educate ourselves about the significance of hair to black women. Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness by UCSB professor Ingrid Banks, "draws on interviews with over 50 women, from teens to seniors.
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