California becomes first US state to introduce anti-hair discrimination law

The CROWN act prohibits the ban of natural black hairstyles in schools and workplaces

California has become the first US state to prohibit natural hair discrimination after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law.

The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) was unanimously passed by the state Assembly last month and prohibits employers and public schools from banning natural black hairstyles, including braids, cornrows, and dreadlocks.

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