How the fight for natural, black hair became a civil rights issue | Keli Goff

How the fight for natural, black hair became a civil rights issue | Keli Goff

The Guardian

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More states are beginning to protect black Americans from discrimination based on their hair type. It’s long overdue

Amid coverage of the disturbing death of Daunte Wright and the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd, it’s no surprise that a recent civil rights victory has gone largely overlooked. On 13 April, Delaware became the ninth state in the US to ban hair-based discrimination. With issues such as criminal justice reform dominating political discourse, issues like hair discrimination may seem quaint to some, but it actually represents the next frontier in the quest for racial and economic justice.

Related: ‘Wear your crown, because change is coming’: Virginia joins states banning hair discrimination

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