Employer policies barring hairstyles such as afros, locks, twists, or braids that are historically associated with race would be illegal under a California bill approved in the Senate.
Under S.B. 188 by Sen.
Mitchell said many purportedly race-neutral grooming policies disproportionately affect people of color because of the hairstyles they don’t allow.
“Members, it is 2019,” she said on the Senate floor before the ...