Ordinance barring hairstyle discrimination passed by Milwaukee Common Council

Protects people who express racial, ethnic or cultural identities through hair

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on how people style their hair. The ordinance protects people who have hairstyles “commonly associated with racial, ethnic or cultural identities,” — including natural hair, braids, locks, an afro, curls, cornrows and twists — from being discriminated against in the workplace, housing

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.