ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Janice Gassam Asare, forbes.com, June 6, 2022
Earlier this year, H.R. 2116, also known as the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (Crown Act) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Crown Act provides protections against race-based hair discrimination in schools and workplaces. For many young Black children, hair discrimination starts as early as five years old. A new research study published in 2022 surveyed Black and biracial girls to learn more about their experiences with their hair.
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