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More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work

Jena McGregor‘s Washington Post article describes incidents of discrimination against African Americans, particularly women, who wear natural hairstyles.  Legislation explicitly banning race-based hair discrimination was signed into law in July, 2019 in California and New York.  New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan,…

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New Evidence Shows There’s Still Bias Against Black Natural Hair

The “Good Hair Study,” conducted by Perception Institute, confirms that many people — including black ones — have a bias against the types and styles of natural hair worn by black people.  

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Race and Hair: Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, December 5, 2016, 7 pm

Not in Our Town’s monthly Continuing Conversation will be held at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, at 7 pm.

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Going natural much more than a hairstyle

Community columnist J.R. Reynolds relates the increase in natural hairstyles chosen by African American women and men to the Black Lives Matter movement.  “Natural black hair, like Black Lives Matter, embodies a growing reclamation of cultural humanity and sense of…

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