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August 26, 2022

Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022 or CROWN Act

The Crown Act of 2022 was introduced in March 2021. It was passed in the House of Representatives and referred to the Senate in March 2022. If passed, The Act prohibits race-based hair discrimination. Specifically, the Act would protect a person from being denied employment and educational opportunities; from discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance; from discriminatory housing practices; and from otherwise being subjected to a practice prohibited under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because of their hair texture and natural, protective, or cultural hairstyle. Similar laws have already been passed by 18 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

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