Tell Your Legislator: Vote YES on The CROWN Act
Hair discrimination often affects people of color and clearly has no basis in a job or academic performance. Several Kentucky communities have passed local ordinances, and it is beyond time for this protection to extend to all Kentuckians.
This type of discrimination disproportionately affects people of color, particularly Black women. Black women are 1.5 times more like to be sent home from work due to their hair. Additionally, Black women are 80% more likely to say they have changed their hair from its natural state to fit in at the office.
The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful World for Natural Hair) would prevent discrimination based on hairstyles. Kentuckians can currently be fired or sent home from school because of the way they wear their hair. Local protections have passed in some cities, most recently Covington. It's time for Kentucky to protect all people from this discriminatory practice, no matter where they live.
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