'Shameful, Unnecessary': Bill Banning Black Hairstyle Discrimination Fails House Vote | #RMU



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On Monday, the House did not pass legislation banning hair discrimination.

The "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair" or "CROWN" Act failed to gain the 2/3 vote needed to move the bill forward despite gaining the simple majority.

The vote was 235-188.

Utah Representative Burgess Owens, one of the GOP members voting against the bill, posted this on Twitter.

"Because the Black employer, who took the risk and built THEIR business, has the right to hire employees based on their own dress code; not the employee and their hairstyle wishes racism is thinking Black people need a Crown Act, because only White people are business owners."

Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman spoke with Roland Martin during Wednesday's edition of #RMU about the CROWN Act failing in the House of Representatives.

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