Societal bias unfairly discriminates against race based hair textures such as locs, braids and protective hairstyles. Join us to confront this issue head on with our new educational tool for young people, created by the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
Sadly, many young Black people grow up experiencing hair discrimination and it doesn't stop at school. Black women are 1.5x more likely to be sent home from work because of their hair.* That – along with countless stories of hair discrimination nationwide – is why we co-founded the CROWN Coalition in 2019, to advocate for the passing of The CROWN Act. Enough is enough.
This legislation demands protection against race-based hair discrimination in the workplace and schools, based on hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs twists and bantu knots. The CROWN Coalition, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open Word for Nature Hair, was founded in partnership with Dove, National Urban League, Color of Change and Western Center on Law & Poverty. Join us to end race-based hair discrimination. Sign the petition.