This Pissed Me Off. And They Made Me Really Happy.
Welp, just when we thought we were going to stop seeing black hair in the headlines, Hampton University MBA program has banned locs. Stating that the locs were a hindrance to securing a corporate job, Dean Sid Credle made a decision that the business school would no longer allow students with locs to enroll in their programs.
I’m a firm believer that in order to break down these stereotypes and preconceptions about what is acceptable and what isn’t, we must make our own definition of what is acceptable rather than letting us be told what is acceptable for our own hair. Just as flight attendants are no longer told what they should weight, corporations should no longer dictate that a person’s natural hair is not suitable for the workplace. In my eyes, kept hair is kept hair is kept hair–no matter what the texture.
It’s truly unfortunate that this is coming from a historically black university, an institution that should be on the front lines of promoting equality in the work place. Instead this rule clearly upholds and supports the concept that black men should be treated differently.
Le sigh. Two steps forward. One step back. Get it together Hampton.
Now onto happier things, DON’T STYLISH NATURAL KIDS JUST MAKE YA SMILE!!!????
I was sent a picture of this little chica from my special set of eyes and ears in New Orleans.
Once I saw her, I gasped because not only is she the cutest little thing, but I’m pretty sure I own that exact outfit. In fact, I just remembered this post, so I’m positive I do.
Then there’s this little dude who is Senor So Fly. I dig his style. Nuf said.
On that note, happy weekend, y’all!!!