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1/ BREAKING: Simply stated, natural hair discrimination is racial discrimination. Last month, news surfaced that TX high school senior De’Andre Arnold was barred from walking at his graduation by Barbers Hill Independent School due to his dreadlocks.…
2/ From schools & salons to jobs & airports, racial bias is often distilled into policies that disproportionately target Black people. These policies limit Black mobility by forcing individuals to decide whether or not compliance is worth sacrificing a part of their identity.
3/The fight against #naturalhair bias isn't new to LDF. Last June, Assoc. Director-Counsel @JNelsonLDF delivered testimony before the House addressing @TSA body scanners&policies that disproportionately subject Black women to addt’l screenings at airports.
4/ As a part of the CROWN Coalition, @NAACP_LDF advocates for #theCROWNAct’s adoption at the federal level& for its protections to be extended to schools nationwide.

“It’s a form of racial discrimination. That’s how we should talk about it.”-@lisa_cylar…
5/ Today, we are galvanized by the courage De’Andre has already exhibited. @NAACP_LDF is committed to fighting alongside him & his family as we work to end these racially-discriminatory policies in schools & beyond.…
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