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Why It Matters That New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hair

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New York is the latest city to speak out against what it considers a discriminatory practice: chastising or punishing employees for the style of their hair. Hair and hairstyle are frequently a topic of tension, often with white authority figures policing the hair of people of color.

When corporate culture conflicts with cultural, racial or religious expression, where do we draw the line? And what should we do?

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