Wow! So awesome! #nodiscrimination Reposted from @manemoves - It’s officially illegal to discriminate based on hair texture in NYC at work, in school or in public spaces!!!! 🏿 The New York City Commission on Human Rights specifically outlines the right of New Yorkers 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.” These guidelines are based on the argument that hair is inherent to one’s race (and can be closely associated with “racial, ethnic, or cultural identities”) and is therefore protected under the city’s human rights laws, which outlaw discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion and other protected classes.
This is such a looooooong time coming and it’s shocking to think that we were not protected until now! We, of course, know that this is not a #NYC issue only...it’s time to take this global!! #naturalhair
#curlbox #ChristalNicole - #regrann - 57 minutes ago