Proponents of the measure argued that formally banning hair discrimination is necessary because Black people are often penalized under workplace and school dress code policies that frown upon hairstyles such as afros, braids and cornrows.
Linking workplace "discrimination" to "hair styles associated with a particular race or national origin" creates a brand new mess. Here is an example.
Despite his silly name, the hiring manager invites him in for an interview.
When Jonquelio shows up he is wearing ragged, wrinkly clothing. His pants are hanging down around his ass. He has on unlaced work boots and is wearing a Lakers jersey. His eyes are bloodshot and he smells like pot. His hair is in dirty, smelly dreadlocks.
The hiring manager takes one look at Jonquelio and realizes this guy is a loser and not someone they would consider hiring for a management position.
After a perfunctory interview, the hiring manager thanks Jonquelio for his time and hustles him out of the office. He immediately sends a "thanks, we will keep your resume on file" rejection letter.
A week later the hiring manager is called into a high level meeting. Corporate counsel is there. Jonquelio is suing the company under the CROWN Act because he was clearly discriminated against by the hiring manager because he wears his hair in a style associated with a particular race. The company is forced to settle the discrimination claim for a million bucks. The hiring manager is fired. Jonquelio spends his share of the settlement on rims, tats and pot.
This law will make it nearly impossible to not hire a black who comes in for an interview or to fire a black once you hire them. The same will be true for Muslims, especially women who wear a head covering. If you don't hire them or fire them for incompetence, you will get sued under the CROWN act. Once you get them in, you can't ever get rid of them.
For the unusually smart and conscientious staffing personnel who actually care about their company, it will mean not calling in people with obviously black, Muslim or south Asian names for interviews. But most HR types don't understand how the company that employs them makes money and they don't care. They live in a weird little bubble where all that matters is complying with the stupid rules that their fellow HR types created for no reason other than guaranteeing the employment of HR staff. The people who will suffer are the managers who now have employees they can't discipline and the co-workers who have to pick up the slack.
Rather than telling black people to dress appropriately and act professionally at work like everyone else, this bill is intended to make it incumbent on the employer to work around blacks. Dress code, basic hygiene? Nope, you have to let them dress however they want and just suck it up. If a White person comes to work looking slovenly they of course can be disciplined but minorities? Nope.
This is something in the same genre as getting rid of the SAT/ACT standardized tests. Basically it is tantamount to an admission that a level playing field won't deliver the results they want so instead you game the system. Everyone knows that a straight A student at some inner city hellhole is not the same academically or intellectually as a B+ student or even maybe a C- student at a solid suburban school. I pointed out the example in my post The Dumbing Down Of America of Marqell McClendon, the black valedictorian of her graduating class at Detroit's Cody High School who arrived at Michigan State University and promptly struggled with even low level math classes. As the report I cited states:
But nearly half of graduates from Detroit’s main school district must take remedial courses when they get to college, Chalkbeat reported.
Obviously getting great grades at Cody High School (98.5% black as of 2018) doesn't translate to being prepared for college coursework. On the other hand, the last city where we lived in Michigan before moving to Indiana, Okemos, is about 75 miles from Cody High. When we were there the graduating senior class sent all but two students to college. Okemos is also 75% White and 15% Asian. Being an average student at the high school in Okemos means being smarter than pretty much anyone at any public school in Detroit.
The way to gauge preparedness when prospective students attend wildly different schools is via standardized tests. Everyone takes the same test so you can see basic competency levels in various subjects on a level playing field. Sadly that doesn't produce the kind of results they want in the area of racial diversity so the solution is to just get rid of the tests or to drastically reduce the weighting of the tests. The same thing is happening in professional schools, in their drive to get more black and brown doctors the admissions criteria for medical school is changing so high achieving White and Asian applicants are being passed over for lower achieving blacks. Your doctor in the future will likely be someone who got into medical school because of their race, not their qualifications. See Medical Madness for more.
Legislation like the CROWN Act is simply another mechanism designed to tilt the playing field toward non-Whites. The fact that it is patronizing to blacks and unfair to Whites doesn't matter to the people who make these laws. It will only get worse.