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25% of Black Women Say They Have Been Denied Job Because Of Their Hair

Written by on March 31, 2023

According to a survey commissioned by LinkedIn and Dove, a majority of Black women say they feel they have to change their hair just to be taken seriously for a job opportunities. Approximately 1,000 Black women ages 25 to 64, both part-time and full-time employees, took part in the CROWN Research Study. Some 66% of them said they had changed their hair for a job interview to lessen the chances of being passed over due to hair discrimination. Twenty-five percent of Black women said they believed they were denied a job interview because of their hair.

Once they have landed their jobs, Black women with textured hair are twice as likely to experience microaggressions in the workplace compared to Black women with straight hair. 25% of Black women ages 25 to 34 surveyed said they were sent home from work because of their hair.

Source: Yahoo/NBC News

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