John and Vivica discuss the CROWN Act and how society and culture are leading the way in changing public perception of natural hair in the effort to stop discrimination against race-based hair styles in schools and the workplace.
The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots. The CROWN Act is led by the CROWN Coalition, founded by Dove, National Urban League, Color Of Change and Western Center of Law & Poverty.
The CROWN Act
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