Hair discrimination is unjust or prejudicial treatment based on an individual's natural hairstyle in the workplace, housing, and schools. It is primarily felt by black Americans, whose hair naturally has a different texture and style than other races.
In December 2019, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced legislation into the Senate that would specifically ban racial discrimination based on natural hairstyles, such as braids, twists, or locs. This is the first federal bill of its kind. It comes on the heels of several states, including New Jersey, introducing similar legislation at the state level.
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