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California and New York City ban hair discrimination

According to the Perception Institute, one in five Black women felt social pressure to straighten their hair for work.

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According to the Perception Institute, one in five Black women felt social pressure to straighten their hair for work.

California will soon enforce the new law, the Crown Act, which prohibits discrimination in workplaces and schools based on hair.

New York City issued a similar ban after Raelene Roberts and other salon employees filed a complaint against a high-profile salon in Manhattan.