Project 1

Project 1

Published on 3 May 2022
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Transcript
00:00
Hair discrimination has been a global issue that has affected Black Americans and other people with Afro-textured hair
00:09
People are limited to opportunities such as jobs simply due to their natural hair appearing "unkempt" or "nappy"
00:16
In the 1700's, British colonists labeled African hair as closer to sheep wool than human hair, racially claiming white hair was "good."
00:22
As a result, black people would straighten their hair to assimilate
00:30
Hair discrimination still occurs today and you might know someone that has been a victim to it
00:37
In 2010, Chasity Jones would accept a job offer from Catastrophe Management Solutions only to be told she needed cut off her "locs."
00:44
In 2013, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a suit on Jones’s behalf and lost.
00:50
However, the hair discrimination issue was still pushed forward
00:57
Activist Angela Davis wore an Afro as a sign of black power and opposition against white American beauty standards
01:03
In addition, Marcus Garvey quoted “don’t remove the kinks from your hair! Remove them from your brain!"
01:10
In the 1976 case of Jenkins v. Blue Cross Mutual Hospital Insurance, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had a race discrimination lawsuit against an employer for bias against Afros.
01:16
People with hair bias and racism, such as white supremacists, are the obstacles in the way of hair discrimination ending
01:24
Many Blacks, people against discrimination, and people with Afro-textured hair oppose this issue and began the natural hair movement and CROWN Act
01:28
Type here
01:29
This is because they are tired of being discriminated against based on a natural feature they cannot control.
01:35
An ideal success would look like people being treated equally despite appearance and accepting others' natural hair. Hair discrimination would be globally banned.
01:40
However, it being banned is slightly unlikely, or it might take a century
01:45
Don't discriminate against a natural feature someone can't change
01:49
Say something when someone is being discriminated against!