The Crown Act is a law that prohibits race based hair discrimination which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities. But the idea of having a federal law to protect the hairstyles for woman of color has some disappointed.
Devon Norman says it shouldn't take a federal law but he's glad that we do have a federal government thats willing to take steps to ensure people of color can go to work and be their natural selves.
"It's a shame the state should do their responsibility of protecting their citizens especially southern states they have a specific responsibility to write the wrong that was done her in the south"
California was the first state to prohibit discrimination based on hair texture... Norman says he believes the standard of professionalism needs to change.
"It all stems in white supremacy and it matters so much because people believe that the more expressive someone's hairstyle is the less tamed that they are the less clean that they are so a really horrible stigma that goes with being black"
Marja Broussard, the Louisiana NAACP vice president, says people don't appreciate the cultural differences of African Americans and she doesn't want to see anyone discriminated against for any reason.
"I hope that education will go along with it that teacher's administrators' employers will be educated in this process but i definitely hope that the law does pass"