NYC COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ANNOUNCES FIRST HAIR DISCRIMINATION CASE RESOLUTION SINCE ISSUING LANDMARK LEGAL ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE

The NYC Commission on Human Rights announces its first settlement involving race discrimination on the basis of hair following the February 2019 release of its landmark legal enforcement guidance. The settlement with Sally Hershberger Salon and Sharon Dorram Color concludes a Commission-initiated investigation into reports of discriminatory grooming policies enforced against Black employees. The legal […]

Banning ethnic hairstyles ‘upholds this notion of white supremacy.’ States pass laws to stop natural hair discrimination

USA Today explores the issue 6-year-old Clinton Stanley Jr.  being banned from entering the classroom by administrators on his first day of school. The administrator cited a school policy banning dreadlocks. Such guidance also can inflict psychological harm, says Gillian Scott-Ward, a psychologist in New York who directed the hair and racial identity documentary “Back to […]

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