Crown Act

Until the CROWN Act is adopted federally, the fight against hair discrimination will continue.

Jacob Rush, a straight-A student at Abeka Academy in Pensacola, Florida, was being forced by school administrators to cut his locs in order to participate in his graduation ceremony until his mother,  Latrenda Rush, started a Change.org petition in protest, gaining over 53,000 signatures.

Republicans voted against the Crown Act, which bans discrimination of Black hairstyles in schools and in the workplace. Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee, Gwen Moore, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Bonnie Watson Coleman vowed to bring it up for another vote.