Tell your lawmakers: Stop Racial Discrimination Against Hairstyles

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House Bill 31 would protect people from discrimination against race-based hairstyles.

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No person should face discrimination for the hair that grows out of their head naturally. Many people of color face discrimination in dress codes at school and work that ban their natural hair.

The C.R.O.W.N. Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act) ( would protect people from discrimination against hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools.
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.

Several Kentucky communities have passed local protections. It’s time for the General Assembly to extend these protections to all corners of the commonwealth. As your constituent, I respectfully urge you to support House Bill 31.


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