Tell Congress to pass the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act
Discrimination that targets people of African descent based on “natural” or “protective” hairstyles, such as cornrows, twists, and braids, violates our civil rights laws. But some federal courts have issued rulings that permit discrimination in schools, workplaces, and in other settings. The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2019 (S. 3167/H.R. 5309) would outlaw discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyle.
All students deserve acceptance for who they are. Discrimination in any form not only denies students the support they need—it violates America’s core values and civil rights laws. Ask your representatives to co-sponsor and support the CROWN Act to end hair bias and discrimination.