CROWN Act Officially Bans Race-Based Hair Discrimination Within New York!
We’ve got exciting and long long long overdue news #Family!
It has recently been announced that the state of #NewYork has officially put into play a race based hair-discrimination ban.
According to #Blavity ; New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo signed the historic piece of legislation on Friday. Sources have indicated that the law provides full protection for Black People ( S.6209A/A.7797A, amends the state's Human Rights Law and Dignity for All Students Act. ) “traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles.” Black People can longer be denied employment based off their hair styles or textures. The law has been identified as the CROWN Act, which was originally signed last month by Democratic Gov. of the state of #California Gavin Newsome.
"Afros, braids, twists, and locks, have a disparate impact on Black individuals as these policies are more likely to deter Black applicants and burden or punish Black employees than any other group, ‘ reads the California CROWN Act.
Reports read that the New York bill was sponsored by State Senator Jamaal Bailey and passed within the Senate majority.
"The way one chooses to wear their hair should be legally protected and supported — and in New York, now it will be," states Bailey in forwarded statement. "I thank Governor Cuomo for supporting and signing this bill that makes New York State a leader when it comes to ending racial discrimination based upon natural hair and hairstyles