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New York wants to stop discrimination on the basis of hairstyles

Short, long, curly, dreads or Rastas? In New York anything goes - officially. In the future, no New to be disadvantaged in York more in public places because of his hairstyle.

New York must no longer be discriminated against because of their hairstyle. The human rights complaints Commission of the city published new guidelines Concerned, you should be, for example, in the workplace, because of a certain hair length, or plaited Pigtails at a disadvantage. Possible penalties of up to $ 250,000.

In the rules it says that New York had the right "to keep your natural hair or hairstyles that are in close connection to their ethnic or cultural identities". Each of the protection against discrimination to stand. So schools are allowed to ban Afros or Nightclubs for natural curly hair-hairstyles at the door reject.

< p > hairstyle creates cultural identity

The Commission prompted the guidelines, mainly due to "racial Stereotypes, according to which, the hairstyles of Black are considered to be unprofessional". In the United States, the Black were often at a disadvantage due to hairstyles that were closely connected with their cultural identity. The should in the future be prevented.

The debate had begun, according to the New York Times, as an employee of a medical institution and a charitable organization had complained about the specifications of their employer to their hairstyles.

There, where it is required for health reasons, are likely to continue to be hair - nets required for all employees, regardless of their skin color.

bald, Dreadlocks, Bantu knot – New York law against hair discrimination
Antje fit home, ARD New York
19.02.2019 05:49 PM

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