Hair discrimination

Culture

Cory Booker Is Bringing The Crown Act to Congress to End Hair Discrimination Nationwide

Johanna Ferreira
  Black people have been facing hair discrimination in the states for centuries — black women especially. To be told that the natural hair that grows from your scalp isn’t appropriate at work or even in schools is not only...
Culture

Natural Hair Is Still Under Attack in the Dominican Republic

Johanna Ferreira
Pelo bueno and pelo malo are terms that get thrown around with such frequency that it’s surprising they aren’t the first words to roll off of every Dominican baby’s lips. Textured hair is often viewed as unruly, unattractive and almost certainly...
Culture

Why NYC’s Ban Against Hair Discrimination Is so Important for WOC

HipLatina
Bias and discrimination against curly haired people of African descent is as old as cuando cuca bailaba — as my Dominican mom would say. In other words, it’s been around for centuries and its deeply rooted in racial discrimination and...