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For Employers, Hairstyle Joins Watch List

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Crown Act into law earlier this summer, which stands for Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair, to prevent racial discrimination based on hairstyle. The law defines protective hairstyles and updates the definition of race for the workplace and educational institutions, according to a report from Reuters. New workplace dress code and grooming policies list natural hair, including afros, braids, twists and locks, under protected hairstyles. The Crown Act was authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell. “The Crown Act is about inclusion, pride and choice,” Mitchell said in a statement. “This law protects the right of black Californians to choose to wear their hair in its natural form, without pressure to conform to Eurocentric norms. I am so excited to see the culture change that will ensue from the law.” Policies pertaining to securing hair for safety and hygienic reasons are still in effect, in accordance with the law, the Reuters article said.

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