This week, we talking about the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair). California lawmakers have passed a bill to protect black employees and students by outlawing discrimination against people who wear Afros, braids, dreadlocks and twists. We discussed the law and what we think this law will mean for black people in general, but black women in particular moving forward in the workplace and in schools. We also talked about how the need for this law shines a light on respectability politics that are the norm here in the US and whether we think this will make a difference in that respect or not.

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