California passes bill making workplace hair discrimination illegal

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California is trying to make it illegal to discriminate against a person in the workplace based on their hairstyle.

The state's Senate unanimously passed a bill prohibiting the discrimination, which would ban schools and workplaces from forbidding braids, twists and other natural hair styles, reports CNN.

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Marianne is The Week’s Social Media Editor. She is a native Tennessean and recent graduate of Ohio University, where she studied journalism and political science. Marianne has previously written for The Daily Beast, The Crime Report, and The Moroccan Times.