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  • California reacts to natural hair prejudice
  • California reacts to natural hair prejudice
    LexScope (2019) ©

California reacts to natural hair prejudice

California is set to become the first US state to ban racial discrimination toward natural hair. As the natural hair and beauty movement gains cultural traction, people are pushing governments to address changing social attitudes and discriminatory behaviors.



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