No person should lose their job or be sent home from school for how they wear their hair. Hair discrimination often affects people of color and clearly has no basis in job or academic performance. Several Kentucky communities have passed local ordinances, and it is beyond time for this protection to extend to all Kentuckians.

The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful World for Natural Hair) would prevent discrimination based on hairstyles​. Kentuckians can currently be fired or sent home from school because of the way they wear their hair​. Local protections have passed in some cities, most recently Covington​. It's time for Kentucky to protect all people from this discriminatory practice, no matter where they live.

Read more about the CROWN Act and hair discrimination here.

Session

2022 General Assembly

Position

Support