PBS Newshour Hair Discrimination

Young woman wearing upswept styled braids.

The Crown Act: The Cost of Ethnic Hair

On January 1, 2020, California became the first state to pass an anti-discrimination hair law for schools and the workplace. The Crown Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair). Kumasi Aaron, and Jobina Fortson,  African American news anchors from San Francisco KGO ABC7, shared their own stories about having to straighten their […]

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