About the bill
It’s illegal to discriminate explicitly based on race, but what about based on hairstyles frequently associated with racial minorities?
According to a study of 1,000 black and 1,000 white women, black women’s hair is 3.4 times as likely to be perceived as “unprofessional” versus white women’s hair. Black women were also 50% more likely than white women to have been sent home from their workplace because of their hair.
(That study was sponsored in part by Dove, a company which has publicly supported the CROWN Act.)
Is a national ban next?
What the legislation does
The CROWN ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020
Length: 11 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 8, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jan 8, 2020
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 21, 2020
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5309 (116th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 3167 (116th).
Mar 22, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 888.
S. 3167 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3167. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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