In an effort to stop hair discrimination, the U.S. House has passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act.

The bill aims to ban unfair treatment at work, in federal programs and in public accommodations based on hairstyles or hair textures associated with race or national origin. The hair texture and protective styles listed in the bill include locs, cornrows, twists, braids, bantu knots and afros.

In this Justice for All special, Spectrum News' Tammie Fields hosts a conversation on the legislation and hears the personal stories of those that have experienced discrimination because of their natural hair.


  • Dr. Keshia Rentz — High School Administrator

  • Dr. Kyaien Conner — University of South Florida

  • State Rep. Kamia Brown (D - District 45)

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