From the Los Angeles Times:
California becomes first state to ban discrimination based on one’s natural hair
By PHIL WILLON and ALEXA DÍAZ
JUL 05, 2019 | 3:50 PM
California just became the first state to outlaw racial discrimination based on hairstyle.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill into law that legally protects people in workplaces and K-12 public schools from discrimination based on their natural hair. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, prohibits the enforcement of grooming policies that disproportionately affect people of color, particularly black people. This includes bans on certain styles, such as Afros, braids, twists, cornrows and dreadlocks — or locs for short.
Governor Newsom said, “Personally, my hair, like every aspect of me, is amazing. But I can see why you people with your mediocre hair want a law making it illegal for anybody to notice that you don’t have superb hair, like, say, your governor has. Whatever. Vote Newsom 2022!”