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Some Bullshit Study Claims Black Women Are Fat Because Of Their Hair.

…and if you click the Fox News 26 link, you’ll see they assigned coverage of this non-story to coon ass black man willing to do that tacky ass segment for a buck.

Here’s the beautiful irony.
This… “news” is coming into a feed near you a few months after California legislators begin working on pushing through legislation to ban discrimination of black (mostly women) due to their hair.

Let’s not forget the CROWN act being pushed through New York. 

In the US, the law does not currently afford protection for race-based hair discrimination, even if the hairstyle is inherent to racial identity. This is NOT OK. That’s why we co-founded the CROWN Coalition (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) in partnership with the National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law and Poverty. Our mission is to advance efforts to end hair discrimination and to create a more equitable and inclusive beauty experience for black women and girls.


How the CROWN Coalition will enact change

While there is still a lot of work to do, there is progress. The CROWN Coalition sponsored The CROWN Act (SB 188) in California, Introduced by Senator Holly J. Mitchell.   The CROWN Act has now been signed into law, making California the first state to make hair discrimination illegal. The bill has recently passed both the New York Senate and the Assembly and has also been introduced in the state of New Jersey.

Once passed, these bills ensure that traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, are protected from discrimination in the workplace and in K-12 public and charter schools. These bills are only the beginning, as the CROWN Coalition is galvanizing support for legislation to end hair discrimination nationwide.

So the bullshit study is linked and titled here:

Hair Care Practices as a Barrier to Physical Activity in African American Women

Objective To characterize the influence of hairstyle maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women.

Design A 40-item survey with questions concerning hair care practices, physical activity, and the relationship between the two.

Setting University-affiliated dermatology department at an academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Participants A total of 123 African American women from 21 to 60 years of age were surveyed; 103 women completed the questionnaire.

Main Outcome Measures The statistical significance of relationships between hair care practices and physical activity was determined.

The rest of what is presented as information is presented in the link above.

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