This week we continue our three-part series on Black Hair. In Part II, Dawn explores the issue of natural hair discrimination, by talking with three highly influential warrior women. First, she talks with lawyer and author of the book, Natural Hair in the Workplace: What Are Your Rights, Tracy Sanders, Esq. Then, she discusses NYC's new natural hair ban with Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Carmelyn P. Malalis. The episode wraps up with California State powerhouse, Senator Holly Mitchell, sponsor of the C.R.O.W.N Act (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair).
This is an episode is chock full of hair-raising experiences. Real, practical advice on the legal rights of employees and students are offered as we break down the difference between federal, state, and local laws.
This is an episode no naturalista should miss!
Note From the Stiletto Revolution #8: Discrimination Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Our Everyday Lives. Know Your Rights.
Learn more about Tracy Sanders Foundation Follow her on Social Media at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-sanders-esq-03812848, https://www.instagram.com/naturalhairandthelaw/, and https://www.instagram.com/tracysandersesq/.
Learn more about the NYC Commission on Human Rights
Learn more about Senator Holly Mitchell.
Referenced during the show: Article on TSA, Article on boy forced to color in hair with magic marker, Teen wrestler forced to cut locs before match, Black teens denied employment at Six Flags due to “extreme hairstyles”, Black teen sent home form school due to wearing braids.