Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties

 STATELINE STORY June 15, 2020
Across other cases, a Black man from California sued a prospective employer, and a Black woman from Louisiana sued a company that dismissed her, both saying they had been the victims of discrimination due to their hair.
Racial hair discrimination is nothing new for Black people. There is prejudice against black female job applicants, according to a 2020 study conducted by academics from Michigan State and Duke universities and published in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. The authors found that Black women with natural hairstyles were “perceived to be less professional, less competent, and less likely to be suggested for a job interview” in comparison to Black women with straightened haircuts and White women with either curly or straight hairstyles.
A second poll conducted by Dove, the key company supporting the CROWN Act legislation, found that 53% of Black girls reported experiencing hair discrimination at an early age. In addition, Dove reports that Black women are 1.5 times more likely than White women to be sent home from work due to their hair.
Young individuals should be able to live without constraint thanks to advocacy organizations, lawmakers, and the general public’s efforts to increase awareness of the issues and enact laws claims O’Brien-Richardson. She went on to say that young girls, women, and men must be allowed to live in a culture where they are not stigmatized for being who they are.

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