Posted on March 20, 2023

Arizona Governor Signs Order Banning Hair Discrimination

Associated Press, March 17, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed an executive order banning racial discrimination based on a person’s hair in Arizona.

{snip} Hobbs said the order will mean state employees and contractors won’t have to worry about losing work for simply wearing their natural hair.


“More importantly is the message this sends to all Black women, men and children — that you deserve to feel comfortable wearing your natural hair at school and in the workplace without being perceived as unprofessional or suffering other negative consequences,” Hobbs said.