Anti-hair discrimination act | fox43.com

Under current law, Pennsylvanians may be denied educational, career, and employment opportunities because of their natural hair texture or style.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Lawmakers and lawyers met in Harrisburg on Tuesday to discuss a bill to end hair discrimination in the Commonwealth.

House Democrat Chairwoman Joanna McClinton called for action on her CROWN Act Bill.

McClinton introduced the bill in April 2021, but it hasn’t passed the House ruling committee since it was drafted.

Under current law, Pennsylvanians may be denied educational, career, and employment opportunities because of their natural hair texture or style.

“If we can leave knowing that more young people will grow up without this extra burden and baggage of discrimination just for being who they are, Pennsylvania will be a better place,” said Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.

Several states, including Maryland and Delaware, have protections under the CROWN Act.

“More and more states and cities have taken action to end this often-overlooked form of discrimination, and it’s time Pennsylvania joined them in outlawing this relic of legal racism,” McClinton said.

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh also have city ordinances on the subject.

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