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After more than a decade of legislative attempts at similar legislation, a bill to end prison gerrymandering today passed out of the General Assembly and now awaits action from Governor Lamont.
Discrimination against natural Black hair and protective hairstyles is as old as this country, but recent years have seen a rash of discrimination against Black people for wearing such hairstyles, both in Connecticut and across the country. This kind of racism often appears in workplaces and schools.
To create an equitable world for people of all races, the ACLU-CT believes that we must address racism in all its forms.