Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) is about ending hair discrimination based on hairstyles and hair texture. According to thecrownact.com, “The CROWN Act was created in 2019 by Dove and the CROWN Coalition, in partnership with then State Senator Holly J. Mitchell of California, to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools.” National CROWN Day is a day of solidarity for the human rights of Black women, men, and children to wear their natural hair boldly, and proudly, without the fear of being discriminated against in school or the workplace. At least 13 states have passed laws to ban natural hair discrimination.
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