I Am Not My Hair: Racial Discrimination and Beauty Standards Janeek Mollique & Katie Visconti

The case of Chastity Jones

"Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion."

Title VII & Workplace Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis race, sex, religion, color, or national origin, but companies have discretion over their "grooming policies."

Hair discrimination within the beauty market: black women have to spend double what their non-black counterparts spend to keep up with "good hair" standards.

The interviews

Four women were interviewed to share their natural hair journey and the discrimination they have felt regarding their hair.

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