Black Women With Natural Hairstyles Are Less Likely To Get Job Interviews

By Halle Harris-Smith

August 15, 2020

Participants in a study carried out by researchers from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business perceived natural Black hairstyles — curly afros, twists or braids — as “less professional,” and the effect was “particularly pronounced in industries where a more conservative appearance is common,” CNN reports.

The research, which will be published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science later this month, “shows how societal biases perpetuate racial discrimination in the workplace,” according to a press release.

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