California's CROWN Act seeks to end racial discrimination based on hairstyles

By: Kristin Lam,  USA TODAY
April 23, 2019

...New York City in February outlawed discrimination against black hair, including cornrows and Bantu knots. The law protects against bias in public spaces from restaurants and nightclubs in addition to schools and workplaces. 

“This is big,” Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies at Cornell University, told USA TODAY at the time. “Hair is connected to civil rights … and needs to be protected.”

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Professor Noliwe Rooks