NYC Bans Hair Discrimination

The New York City Commission on Human Rights released new guidelines this week banning hair discrimination. The new law is aimed to remedy the disparate treatment of black people based on their hair or hairstyle at work, school, or public settings.

New Yorkers are encouraged to maintain their “natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep hair in an uncut or untrimmed state.”

Rule breakers receive a hefty fine…

of penalties up to $250,000 with no cap on damages.

Image Source: The New York Times

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