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Why So Much Fuss Over Black Employees’ Hair?

By ATL

Discrimination law still spends a lot more time on hair than you might thinkRead full story

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  • I was once asked to “counsel” another African-American colleague about her “unprofessional hairstyle” after she opted for braids because of damage to her hair from heat styling. I took a pass and suggested anyone with concerns should speak with her directly. I also advised that I was considering a similar

    I was once asked to “counsel” another African-American colleague about her “unprofessional hairstyle” after she opted for braids because of damage to her hair from heat styling. I took a pass and suggested anyone with concerns should speak with her directly. I also advised that I was considering a similar hairstyle. The experience was wrong on many levels. Throughout my career I’ve had more questions about my hair than I care to remember.

  • I haven't yet faced this kind of discrimination as I have made my journey back to my natural healthy hair texture. But I do worry as I change careers and jobs weather my new supervisor and co workers will be like my old ones who let me wear my hair as I saw fit. I worry about my son who is just turning

    I haven't yet faced this kind of discrimination as I have made my journey back to my natural healthy hair texture. But I do worry as I change careers and jobs weather my new supervisor and co workers will be like my old ones who let me wear my hair as I saw fit. I worry about my son who is just turning a year and my descion not to cut his hair and how that will affect him in school. I don't want him to conform fornthe sake of others comfort and I refuse to as well but what opportunities will be taken from us because of my choices

  • Who’s the real snowflake here? The person who’s speaking out, taking a stand about being treated unfairly or the person who’s somehow offended literally by a fellow human being’s...hair?

    Anyway, it’s incredibly infuriating (and not unsurprising) that even hair is a vehicle to express racism and discrimination.

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