It's Not "Just Hair" - 5 Positive Results from California’s Natural Hair Anti-Discrimination Act
YESSSSSS!!! God is Good!
Businesses in California will be forced to respect Black. Girl. Magic. PERIODT!
Here's the deal:
The California Government recently signed an Anti-Discrimination Act making California the 1st American state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles.
This bill is meant to ban discrimination in the workplace along with charter schools and K-12 public schools. Earlier, the strict dress codes made it difficult for women to wear their natural hairstyles like African braid styles and locs.
You'll Be Allowed to BE YOU...
We can be US and look like we were created to look like, IMAGINE THAT.
Nobody's natural hairstyle should not restrict them from getting their dream job. And to be honest, we can't be faulted if folks don't understand Black hair, they need to read this article titled: "What is 4C Nappy Hair?"
This bill is expected to avoid anti-black culture racial discrimination between people who belong to different social backgrounds.
People can have a broader range of hairstyles and textures; it is fine to keep them the way they are. With there already being a list of things we need to do for our well-being, the last thing we need is outside forces discriminating and devaluing our sense of beauty.
This act will create a more open and respectful place for people to work. This bill can solve the fundamental issues of personal rights and personal dignity to some extent.
At the end of the day, we have every reason to love our natural kinky hair, and the world needs to realize it.
If we look at the earlier scenario and the old terminologies, a wide range of highly efficient and productive people faced discrimination based on their appearance and natural hair. A number of Black women were sent to home just because of race and unjust natural grooming policies. That is why the government took the initiative to create new legislation that attempts to eliminate such issues in California.
5 Positive Effects of California’s Anti Discrimination Act Based on Natural Hairstyles:
There are so many positive effects of this anti-discrimination act based on natural hairstyles; few of them are highlighted below:
- Deals with many subtle forms of discrimination:
This act is not just a win over natural hair style-based discrimination. It has opened ways to create a line of communication between races as well.
This legislation has broadened the scope to deal with many other subtle forms of discrimination. In the areas where hair-based discrimination is usually difficult to report, this act may help employees to stay vigilant to detect the biases.
2. Other states may also follow this lead:
California has set an example to remove discrimination at workplaces, and it is definitely a great initiative.
Other states may also follow the same suit to improve work cultures in their area. This trend can help people to find their dream job without worrying about disrespectful behaviors in companies. New York and New Jersey are all set to follow the same legislation in the near future and hopefully we'll be able to live nappily ever after.
3. Positive work environment:
The best thing to know about this legislation is that it will create a positive work environment in all sectors. People will feel safe and happy to work on all levels. They will stay encouraged to perform better without suffering any bad behavior from colleagues or seniors. It will set up a productive work culture in every organization.
4. Avoid pre-judgments in the hiring process:
It happened with many people earlier that they were not allowed to appear in the interview just because of their appearance. Many were rejected just by looking at their so-called "messy" hair. It seems that this new act will help people to present their skills and talent with more confidence in the workplace. They can apply for the best profiles in the big companies without having a fear of getting rejected for poor reasons.
5. People can report incidents with ease:
As the legislation is now supporting the situation and people are allowed to report the bias in the workplace, it will be now easier for people to eliminate such consequences. Law and order create a decorum in the premises and support a positive work culture where everyone can contribute as per their skills. No one can feel afraid due to biases at the workplace, and they can work with an open heart.
In short, this new law has created positive vibes for the growth of encouraging and healthy work culture.
Now, no one can ban employees for their natural grooming habits. People can feel free to wear their natural hairstyles without being exploited at workplaces.
A few other states like New York and New Jersey are also planning to introduce such laws to protect employee rights. It will help to set up a restriction-free dress code for all at workplaces and schools as well. Once these discriminations are avoided, people can feel free to give the best for a company where they work.
It will naturally enhance the productivity of the premises as people will feel free to work and they have not to worry about how they look.
People with Black Hair have welcomed this decision with open hearts and we're hoping for better treatment in society than we have received since our arrival to America.