The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination in both schools and places of employment. The denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots remains a source of racial injustice with serious economic consequences. The CROWN Act corrects these racial injustices by making hair discrimination illegal in schools and in workplaces.

Find more resources and how to help pass the CROWN Act at this link.

Sponsors

Senators Harold Pope, Jr., Linda M. Lopez, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Benny Shendo, Jr., and Shannon D. Pinto. Representatives Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Patricia Roybal Caballero

Status

Passed committee

Session

2021

Bill number

HB 29 and SB 80

Position

Support