The Crown Act Law Protects Natural Hair In Flint
A new law just got adopted in Flint that protects against discrimination towards people with a natural hairstyle. It's really sad that we need to put a law in place to protect the natural look of someone's hairstyle.
It just goes to show you that we've still got a long way to go before we can change the mindset of the masses when it comes to people from different ethnic backgrounds. And let's be honest, this law is mainly aimed at protecting African Americans.
Also, the father of two African-American daughters, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley says he introduced this resolution to city council as a proactive measure. After Monday's vote he says Flint became the first city in Michigan to adopt a law banning discrimination based on hair.
“We have laws on the books already that already prohibits discrimination, but we wanted to specify that beyond color and hue of skin we’re also looking at ways to make sure it prohibits them from discrimination of people’s hairstyles," said Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley.
These laws should be commonplace, and honestly, if the world was perfect we wouldn't need these laws, but we do. Now with this, people who have experienced discrimination based on their hair have a law to back them now.