The Minnesota House is advancing a bill that would protect Minnesotans from discrimination based on how they wear their hair. The CROWN Act includes a definition of race that is inclusive of natural hair textures and styles such as braids, lots, and twists, breaking down barriers for Black Minnesotans. The bill would make it clear that no one should be kept from a job or school because how their hair naturally grows. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it faces stronger challenges.
Minnesota Advances Bill Banning Hair Discrimination
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-01T05:50:26-06:00March 1st, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!