S.888 - CROWN Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/22/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/22/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.888 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/22/2021)
Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2021 or the CROWN Act of 2021
This bill prohibits discrimination based on a person's hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating in federally assisted programs, housing programs, public accommodations, and employment.
Persons shall not be deprived of equal rights under the law and shall not be subjected to prohibited practices based on their hair texture or style.
The bill provides for enforcement procedures under the applicable laws.