July 3rd marks the one year anniversary of The CROWN Act, which was passed in California to create a more respectful and open world for natural hair. The Official CROWN Act Campaign was led by the CROWN Coalition - founded by Dove, National Urban League, Color of Change, and Western Center of Law & Poverty. Since then, the legislation has been passed in seven states and the #passthecrown movement is championing for more states to get on board.
- Black women are 1.5x more likely to be sent home from the workplace because of their hair.
- 80% of Black women are more likely to agree than white women with the statement that they have to change their hair in order to fit in at work.
Want to support? In celebration, we encourage you to lend your support and join the movement by signing the petition. Together, we can end discrimination against black hair and create a better tomorrow for all of us.
Have you experienced hair discrimination? The CROWN Act website has a resources section where you can download information and get in contact with organizations who can help you.
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