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Walz signs CROWN Act, banning racial discrimination
based on hairstyles

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Posted By: voxpopuli, 2/1/2023 5:18:01 PM

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that prohibits racial discrimination based on hairstyles. Wednesday, the governor signed the “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act” into law. However, a ceremonial bill signing is planned for later this week. (snip) “Black people in Minnesota, and across the country, deserve to show up as their full, beautiful selves, without the fear of hair discrimination.”


good thing we don't have to worry about thinks like CRIME committed by bLACKS in this dump..

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mcscow sailor 2/1/2023 5:25:01 PM (No. 1392334)
Sure am glad we got this fixed. Now we can have world peace
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kate318 2/1/2023 5:29:40 PM (No. 1392335)
And, they would prove hairstyle discrimination how?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: formerNYer 2/1/2023 5:29:46 PM (No. 1392336)
I think in the last survey I saw this was #256,854 most important issue facing Americans.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 2/1/2023 5:34:49 PM (No. 1392337)
Discrimination in employment based on names should have been included in the law. A Black person probably would not even be given an interview if the application was done via snail-mail or on-line because many potential employers are repelled by some 'ghetto' names. Most Black people are not into professional sports or entertainment ventures. Names can be very important especially in fields ('practicums' for USC style book writers) requiring advanced educations or personal contact. May not be fair, but that's the way it is.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Birddog 2/1/2023 5:40:31 PM (No. 1392342)
What happens when some whyte peepo show up with afros, dreads and braids? Do they get charged under this act because "they ain't Black"? Or instead, will discrimination against them be allowed? I can see an issue being raised if it "Protects" them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: reefdiver 2/1/2023 5:53:56 PM (No. 1392352)
It is good to see that Minnesota has no real problems to deal with.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highlander 2/1/2023 5:54:51 PM (No. 1392354)
Will black women sporting long blond hair be in violation of this law?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hisself 2/1/2023 6:00:31 PM (No. 1392358)
Jut when you thought the gummint had reached peak stupidity.. .
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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/1/2023 6:24:49 PM (No. 1392375)
When I see some of these "hairstyles," I have the urge to take a match to them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 2/1/2023 6:25:46 PM (No. 1392376)
Oh boy. Really important stuff./s
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/1/2023 6:25:55 PM (No. 1392378)
Does this law also apply to nose hair?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scramus 2/1/2023 6:53:03 PM (No. 1392391)
Hair enhancements become unraveled after water submersions. The fear factor is real. People would rather drown stylistically than learn to swim or so I've been told.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Subsuburban 2/1/2023 6:54:14 PM (No. 1392392)
We are living in Clown World, and these Clowns are the reason.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Krause 2/1/2023 6:54:33 PM (No. 1392394)
Well, when you can't solve real problems, you make up little ones that are easy to take care of.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: skacmar 2/1/2023 6:58:32 PM (No. 1392398)
Many times the hair styles that are objectional are not based on race, ethnicity, or culture. They are a certain race taking their hairstyles to extremes having nothing to do with race, ethnicity, or their historical culture. They will come up with something so out there claiming it is their "current culture" so that makes it culturally appropriate. Sorry, but not every hair style should be protected by law.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 2/1/2023 7:07:23 PM (No. 1392408)
It occurs to me that along the same line of "reasoning" for legislation based on racial "traits," Minnesota should pass a law banning social discrimination against white men in relation to Black men because of, well, you know what I'm talking about. Don't you?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jimkata 2/1/2023 7:48:47 PM (No. 1392435)
Is it cultural appropriation when black women dye their hair blond? or when their hair is straighten out ( like Caucasians) ? just asking.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 2/1/2023 8:31:54 PM (No. 1392466)
An employer has a perfect right to require certain appearance for customer contacts. I understand tattoo 'sleeves' are fround on in some businesses. That's life - worse if you don't recognize.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 2/1/2023 9:46:09 PM (No. 1392504)
Wonder how much money governments spend to come up with all these catchy names for bills???? Didn't someone just create a PELOSI bill??? Seems I heard about that....and now the CROWN Act, of course it's about, catchy, get it???
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Island Life 2/1/2023 10:24:46 PM (No. 1392525)
I want a law against snippy black sales women being rude to white customers. Really, I do.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: texaspast 2/2/2023 12:46:29 AM (No. 1392573)
As in Royal CROWN hair pomade? Just axin'.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mushroom 2/2/2023 1:04:44 AM (No. 1392579)
Is it really their hair if it's just extensions or wigs?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 5 handicap 2/2/2023 5:59:26 AM (No. 1392653)
Yet another reason to avoid Minnesota at all costs! How STUPID are these people?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/2/2023 1:06:26 PM (No. 1392992)
At least now when I see a person with a big afro named Jamal Shower-Handle I won't have to guess or assume his race. This puts prejudice to rest and peace in the world.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/2/2023 1:10:47 PM (No. 1392994)
I really thought they would have passed the "pull up you pants not showing your drawers Act" before this 'hair act".
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Reply 26 - Posted by: mifla 2/4/2023 5:49:42 AM (No. 1394400)
Employer: "Sorry, you simply don't have the qualifications, experience, or education for this job." POC: "You don't like my hair. You're a racist! I am suing!"
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