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Are Hair Styles Civil Rights and Protected Classes?

That's what a new bill by Senator Randolph Bracy, Democrat-Florida, Seeks to Create

Florida's proposed Crown Act would create a protected class for certain hair styles, defined as "hair characteristics historically associated with race, such as hair texture and styles, including, but not limited to, braids, locks, or twists." To read the proposed legislation, click (Here) 


The goal purports to target outdated notions of what a person should look like in a professional or school setting. The result would likely mean litigation and law suits for small and large businesses from disgruntled employees. 


The Crown Act stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair. According to Democratic Sen. Randolph Bracy, the new law "is an essential part of a national movement to acknowledge the cultural and social manifestations of racial identity." See story quoting Bracey (Here)


The move follows similar bills in California, New York and New Jersey. The New Jersey bills came in response to a widely publicized incident where a wrestler with dread locks had to make the decision to cut  his hair or wrestle. After enforcing the long and universally accepted rule in wrestling, the referee  was punished. See the story (Here). If CROWN advocates had their way, the referee would have been sued for civil rights violations. 

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Does this hurt small businesses?

Is "neat" short hair a racists concept?

What about a requirement that employees be clean shaven? Or dress codes? The left increasingly seeks to tear down traditional notions of American norms. 


In a related story, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently deciding a case where a Michigan funeral home hired a male funeral director, who presented and worked as a man for 6 years before informing his small business employer he intended to start dressing and presenting as a woman, at the age of 51. The funeral home owner, concerned about how this may upset his grieving clients, would not agree to it. He was of course sued and the case has been in litigation for years. See the story (Here)

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Joshua Adams is running to defeat the left in Florida Senate, District 11, an important swing district currently held by a left wing democrat. Please consider donating to join his fight against the left. 

Racial Identity vs. American Identity

For an alternate view, check out Dennis Prager's discussion of racial, cultural, and American identity. 

Joshua Adams is running to defeat the left in Florida Senate, District 11, an important swing district currently held by a left wing democrat. Please consider donating to join his fight against the left. 

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