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Hair and history: As a bill to protect Confederate monuments advances in West Virginia, a bill to ban Black hair discrimination stalls

The West Virginia Legislature, overwhelmingly made up of white lawmakers, is considering two bills that hit particularly close to home for Black constituents — one that would prevent the removal of Confederate monuments, and one to ensure Black West Virginians can wear their natural hair free from discrimination.