House passes CROWN Act prohibiting discrimination based on hair


 - by Tim Walker/House Sessions Daily - Leave a Comment

Hair discrimination is a proxy for racial discrimination, Rep. Esther Agbaje (DFL-Mpls) said on the House Floor Wednesday. She spoke about the many times she has felt pressure to straighten her natural hair out of fear of losing a job or not being taken as seriously in the workplace.

Agbaje sponsors HF37, passed by the House 111-19, which specifies that racial discrimination prohibited under the Minnesota Human Rights Act would include discrimination based on "traits associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and hairstyles such as braids, locs, and twists."... Read more


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