Untangled: Hair discrimination and the CROWN Act

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Shelly Smith braids hair at her salon, Braid Heaven, Jan. 28, 2020 in Kansas City, Kan. The House on Friday, March 18, 2022, voted 235-to-189 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture and hairstyles like hair that is tightly coiled, curled, or worn in locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, or Afros. Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

In March, a bill banning hair discrimination passed the U.S House of Representatives after studies show bias against natural hair limits job opportunities for Black women. We speak with a Black hair advocate about the CROWN Act, and the culture and representation of Black hair.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lori L. Tharps Guest

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