California is set to ban hair discrimination

California is set to ban hair discrimination

California legislators have passed a bill that would protect students and employees from discrimination based on natural hairstyles. The bill, which passed in the California Assembly 69-0 on Thursday, amends state anti-discrimination law to ’also include traits historically associated with race’ including ’hair texture and protective hairstyles’. The bill now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Ya Boi PI
Ya Boi PI 7 months

Is this a thing? You know we have our priorities straight when we start banning hair based discrimination instead of dealing with more important issues, like i dont know, A BORDER CRISIS.

MightyMargulis 7 months

were people reallly discriminating against "natural" hair or unkept hair. if a whit lady didnt comb her hair and had a stinky. birdsnest i bet shed be punished before someone with a nicely cut and picked afro.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months


Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 7 months

Define "natural" hair. All hair should be clean and kempt. If you have hobo hair, you don't get the job. Regardless of skin or hair color.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 7 months

Fair warning. This is where the left is headed. Remember this at the ballot box next year.

Innerparty 7 months

That's silly.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 7 months

Now that I went totally bald, they're telling me.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 7 months

California will probably soon ban shower or deodorant discrimination for not being inclusive of people's natural stick.

The Real AY-MO
The Real AY-MO 7 months

afros and dreads aren't natural

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months

Next will be colored contacts.

Seed 7 months

Statistically, how much of a thing is this? Is this a very frequent thing? Is this existential but rare? And does anybody have sources to back up their answer to my question?

ConcealCarryProtect 7 months

Wait. Who is being discriminated ahainst for heir hair???

Spartan Life
Spartan Life 7 months

Wait so how does this square with the army and police requiring people to have short clipped well groomed hair couldn’t one argue that if a persons natural hair grows very young very fast that they should by be allowed to grow it out under this law?

Guillaume Eachus
Guillaume Eachus 7 months

Judging by the comments, none of you have ever dated outside your race. My girl works in restaurant industry and has to deal with this nonsense on a very regular basis. If you are a black woman, and you are a server, this is a big deal. It is good that it is being legislated but California always has its priorities fucked, so it is no wonder this is dealt with before putting a ban on fracking or solving homeless crisis.

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