Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) , it is unlawful to engage in specified discriminatory employment and housing practices based on certain protected characteristics, including race. Clarifies that, for the purposes of determining both unlawful practices under the FEHA and what constitutes discrimination prohibited by the Education Code, the term “race” includes traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.
SB-0188: Discrimination: hairstyles employment and school
AAP-CA Position: Support
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