NEWS Discrimination against black people hair style in USA￼ July 11, 2022July 11, 2022 Joseph Henry 0 Comments At Baltimore’s Diaspora Salon in 2020, a salon owner styles a customer’s hair. Black Americans experienced shame and prejudice due to their natural hair for a very long time before protective hairstyles like braids, twists, or dreadlocks were fashionable. Black people have frequently been required by employers to change or cut their hair, or they have been dismissed for resisting. This year, several states are debating legislation that would prohibit hair discrimination in employment or educational settings [1-3].The U.S. Senate is debating a bill that would outlaw discrimination against people who wear their hair naturally. The House of Representatives approved the CROWN Act, also known as the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act, in March. People can still lose their jobs for having natural hair until this becomes a law [4-6].According to research by Stateline and the National Conference of State Legislatures, 12 states are exploring similar legislation this year. Three state proposals were not successful in getting out of committee; other measures are currently pending [7, 8]. According to the bill’s proponent, African Americans are already protected as a protected class under laws against racial discrimination in hiring. This year, the legislation was revived in a House committee and adopted by a body that was under Republican control [9, 10].The Massachusetts House Speaker expresses alarm over the possibility of laws banning dreadlocks being passed in more states. She points to cries for racial justice after the death of George Floyd and the U.S. Army’s 2017 decision to relax its ban on dreadlocks as causes for the rise in interest in legislation .Michelle O’Brien-Richardson, who has spent more than 10 years studying the connection between racial discrimination and hair discrimination, is the author of the National Hair-Grooming Law. She remembered reading in December 2018 about the black high school wrestler from New Jersey named Andrew Johnson, who was instructed to remove his dreadlocks before the competition or forfeit. She observed neighborhood people of both races uniting to support Johnson and against grooming traditions [12, 13].The CROWN Act, which forbade the shaving off of hair extensions, went into force at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. Six months later, California became the first state to outlaw racial hair discrimination by passing a law. O’Brien-Richardson claims that this is the point at which things started to get so bad that society finally said, “Enough is enough.” [14, 15].Legislation that would have made it unlawful to discriminate against people who have natural hairstyles was passed by Massachusetts lawmakers. The bill was approved by the state House, and a Senate committee also gave it a favorable report [16, 17]. A measure allowing pupils to wear their hair in its natural condition has been submitted by a state senator in the United States. Similar legislation was proposed in the prior three years, but it was never successful. According to Randolph Bracy, some MPs believe they should be entitled to establish their own guidelines regarding the length of schoolchildren’s hair [18-20].In summary, Legislation that would ban hair discrimination in workplace or educational settings is being debated in a number of jurisdictions. 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