This year we want to bring light to initiatives, influencers, brands, artists and so many more that are doing good for the world. Putting our fellow brothers and sisters in front of others will pour back into our community.
We must not do it alone but together if we want greatness. That is how we grow but most importantly support one another. These features will give you insight on the work that is being done in our communities and ways to support them.
The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots.
The CROWN Coalition is an alliance of organizations, including founding members Dove, National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law and Poverty, that is dedicated to the advancement of anti-discrimination legislation across the United States.
2021 Dove CROWN Research Study for Girls
Race-based hair discrimination negatively impacts young Black girls and should have NO place in our classrooms. Hair discrimination can occur #AsEarlyAsFive and can last a lifetime.
53% of Black mothers, whose daughters have experienced hair discrimination, say their daughters have experienced race-based hair discrimination as early as 5 years old.
86% of Black teens who experience discrimination state they have experienced discrimination based on their hair by the age of 12.
100% of Black elementary school girls in majority-white schools who report experiencing hair bias and discrimination state they experienced the discrimination by the age of 10.
People should not be forced to divest themselves of their racial-cultural identity by changing their natural hair in order to adapt to predominantly white spaces in the workplace or in school.
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