While New York workers won the recent battle for a $15.00 minimum wage, the war seems to be far from over. A powerful union is pitting itself against equally influential restaurant industry professionals. Casualties are mounting as a significant number of fast food employees are being fired for reasons that, at best, are elusive, if they exist at all.
In February of 2019, the NYC Commission on Human Rights released a statement on legal enforcement guidance and race discrimination. This statement was specifically about hair, and how anti-black racism includes issues such as not allowing black people to wear their hair in natural styles in the workplace.