Or, as Arthur labels it, Justice for Cornrows.
House passes CROWN Act, banning race-based hair discrimination
The House passed legislation on Friday that would prohibit discrimination against people with hair styles associated with a particular race or national origin.
Lawmakers passed the bill, titled the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, or CROWN, Act, largely along party lines, 235-189. Only 14 Republicans joined Democrats in support of the measure.
Don’t ever let it be said that the US Congress can’t, or won’t, tackle the truly serious issues.
“For too long, Black girls have been discriminated against and criminalized for the hair that grows on our heads and the way we move through and show up in this world,” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
Black women in particular are more likely to report feeling discriminated against because of their hairstyles.
Or just because, y’know, reasons ‘n’ shit, nomesayin? Back over to Arthur for some closing hilarity.
I love the name, the CROWN Act, cuz dey be thinking dey dreadlocks be crownz and sheeit. See also: Kangz, We Wuz.
Criminalized you say? For your hair and the way you “move through…this world”? This is a choice example of how blaque gals move through this world…
[…a few clips of random black-beeyotch violence and mayhem…]
Whenever they “show up” in the world, chaos and violence seem to follow them.
A serious nation doesn’t devote even a second of time to the “problem” of racist hair rules.
Nope. Then again, all sense of seriousness and mature propriety fled Mordor On The Potomac and its environs long, long ago, alas.