Black Hair Triumphs in NYC Hair Discrimination Ban

Stephen G. Hall
Feb 22, 2019 - 5:00
Black Hair Triumphs in NYC Hair Discrimination Ban

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Key Facts: Hair is one of the most personal and sensitive parts of a person’s identity. For African Americans, hair is a conduit for identity and cultural representation. Black women wear a range of hairstyles including corn rows, locs, braids, fades, Bantu knots, or a natural. All of these styles perform specific cultural work or...

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