Hair Discrimination is Race Discrimination.

The NAACP East Valley Branch is advocating for local legislation and public policy recognizing that hair discrimination is racially discriminatory. We are working to further prohibit such practices as they relate to employment, education, sports, housing accommodations, and public accommodations.

In 2023, Governor Katie Hobbs signed an Executive Order similar to the Crown Act. This is an important first step. We continue fighting forward for more permanent legal protections.

For more information, read the NAACP's 2020 Resolution declaring the Association's commitment to fight for the CROWN Act in all 50 states. You can also learn how the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is fighting to end hair discrimination.