Shocking survey highlights hair based discrimination in the workplace

By National Urban League
Published 03 PM EDT, Thu Jul 18, 2019
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Black women experience discrimination in the workplace due to their natural hair and people need to be aware of it and take action.

By HC Headley, Theladders.com

In order to effectively unpack the impact of hair based biases in a professional setting, CROWNconducted a massive research survey of 2,000 American women between the ages of 25 and 64. Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, or the CROWN Coalition is an organization co-founded by DOVE, that intends to end race-based discrimination in the workplace. Alongside the personal care brand, the coalition is composed of founding members of the National Urban League, Color of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

“This ground-breaking research provides evidence of what we have always known anecdotally – that black women experience discrimination in the workplace due to their natural hair. We are rallying our leaders, policy-makers and our communities to engage on this important issue,”  said Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League.

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