C.R.O.W.N: Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair

Learn how you can help below!

Race-based hair discrimination negatively impacts young Black girls and should have NO place in our classrooms. Hair discrimination can occur #AsEarlyAsFive and can last a lifetime.

 

53% of Black mothers, whose daughters have experienced hair discrimination, say their daughters have experienced race-based hair discrimination as early as 5 years old.

 

86% of Black teens who experience discrimination state they have experienced discrimination based on their hair by the age of 12.

 

100% of Black elementary school girls in majority-white schools who report experiencing hair bias and discrimination state they experienced the discrimination by the age of 10.

 

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.

 

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Here's How You Can Help!

Step 1. Email Your Senator

 

You can send a letter to your state and federal legislators.

Step 2. Sign the Petition

 

Help end hair discrimination by adding your signature to the petition.

Learn More About The CROWN Act and Get Involved.

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