Last Year ten Boston African American Police Officers who lost their jobs due to failing hair follicle drug test were rehired given back pay and are moving forward with with a lawsuit claim for more restitution from the state.

The fired cops claim that a hair follicle test used to detect drug use unfairly singles out black people and leads to false positives and the courts agreed with those officers and had their hair follicle drug test thrown own.

Hair follicle testing has long been criticized as racially unfair due to the higher levels of melanin found in the hair of African and Mediterranean people. Melanin, the protein that gives us our skin and hair color, also happens to bind to cocaine and other drug metabolites at a higher rate. source Hightimes.com

Even Congress has gotten on board about how hair follicle test is inaccurate and unfairly affect African Americans. American truck drivers are fighting a proposal in Congress that would subject them to drug testing via hair sample arguing hair testing programs can discriminate should be cause enough for concern to put the brakes on any federal hair testing proposal.

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