SB 192

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 23, 2020
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend The Delaware Code Relating To Discrimination.


A 2019 study found the following: (1) Black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work. (2) Black women are 50% more likely to be sent home or know of another Black woman sent home from work because of her hair. (3) Black women are 30% more likely to be made aware of a formal workplace appearance policy. Delaware law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in a variety of settings. This Act makes clear that race also includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and a protective hairstyle, which includes braids, locks, and twists. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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Jan 23, 2020


Introduced and Assigned to Judicial Committee in Senate

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