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Support growing for bill to ban hair discrimination in Michigan

Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 08:31:40-04

(WXYZ) — A bill to ban hair discrimination in Michigan is picking up support from the Detroit City Council President Pro-Tempore.

On Sept. 22, Mary Sheffield introduced a resolution in support of "The Crown Act." It's a national movement to prohibit race-based hair discrimination.

The resolution was approved unanimously to support the movement, according to Sheffield.

The act has already been passed in seven states, and Sheffield is hoping Michigan is next.

Legislation has received the green light in the Michigan House and now needs approval from the Senate.

View the full resolution below:

Hair Bias Discrimination Memo and Reso-pages-4-6 by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd