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Hair Discrimination and the CROWN Act

Hair Discrimination and the CROWN Act

Grade Level Grades 7-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan


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For centuries, Black people, especially Black women and girls, have faced hair discrimination. Recent studies indicate that Black girls as young as five years old experience hair discrimination and Black women are 1.5 times more likely to be sent home or know of a Black woman sent home from the workplace due to hair discrimination. The CROWN Act, which has passed in fourteen states, aims to address those inequities by prohibiting discrimination based on hair texture and hair style. Passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2022, if passed by the Senate and signed by the President, it would prohibit hair texture and hair style discrimination in K-12 schools and workplaces across the U.S.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn what the CROWN Act is and the need for the bill, reflect on real-life examples of hair discrimination and on their own point of view about this issue through writing and delivering a speech.




Lesson Plan
April 13, 2022
0.6 MB
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