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Michigan county bans hair bias against its workers

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 15:59:41-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — County employees in Michigan’s capital area can wear hair any way they want.

Ingham County commissioners have given protections to workers who wear their hair naturally or in protective styles like braids, weaves, locks and twists.

The resolution approved Tuesday cited a study that found Black women faced higher rates of hair discrimination than any other gender or race. The policy doesn’t extend to other employers, public or private, in Ingham County. State Rep. Sarah Anthony of Lansing is sponsoring a statewide bill in the Legislature.