Grange: no discrimination on the basis of hair

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange JIS

Kingston, 18 September 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is underscoring government policy, in keeping with the Jamaican Constitution, which does not permit discrimination on the basis of religious or cultural practices or race.

Accordingly, Minister Grange said, it is not acceptable for any person in Jamaica to be discriminated against, or denied services on the basis of how he/she wears his/her hair.

Minister Grange said her Ministry would work with government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure that guidance issued on grooming and appropriate appearance for work or school does not target specific hair textures and hair styles, race or religion.

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