Thursday, November 28, 2019

hair in work place Essays (885 words) - African-American Hair

Dyamond Abrantes ORED 103.001 10/15/18 Professor James The natural hair community is a sisterhood of Black and bi-racial women who have made the decision to abstain from relaxers and chemical hair treatments . According to EBONY, t here are many different types of ways to style your natural hair . some women pass on all chemicals from color treatments and relaxers to certain product ingredient s, some women are "technical naturals," women who no longer wear relaxers, but happily rock weaves, blowouts on a regular basis. In the middle are your naturals who rock color, but don't mess with weaves. You also have your naturals who live the 24/7 protective style life, which includes box braids, Marley twists, crochet braids and other trendy styles. E very type of natural you can think of exists these days. According to NBC News m ore and more black women are protesting wigs, chemical straighteners and flat irons to start wearing and celebrating the hair they were born wi th but you wouldn't know it from the hairstyles shown on television . Despite the trend toward s natural hair, it is still rarely worn by characters on TV. Even actresses who have natural hair rarely get to show it on-air. In today's generation the media runs our lives. When we see things on social media we feel like we have to have it also. Most celebrities have teams that do there hair and make-up to keep them looking presentable. Natural hair is not one of the things that classifies as being presentable for celebrities. In my opinion television should reflect the real world. They have skits that resemble real life situations. So they should also have real life characters who look and act like people you would meet in the real world. " Straight hair for the interview, natural hair once you're in the door " quoted by Latasha W. is a quote that I believe holds power for all women that are in the natural hair community. There is a sto ry about a girl named A kua Azyemfra who was fired from her job as a server at Toronto based Jack Astor Bar And Grill, due to wearing her natural hair in a bun . T his event made A kua A zyemfra share a message of why women should embrace there natural hair " I'm not going to compromise my r oots and edges because my employer wants me to . M y scalp has a right to breathe just as much as the woman standing beside me ." She thinks that if other woman are allowed to wear there natural hair then when she finally decides to take out her extensions or box braids then she shouldn't be scrutinized for it, but she is because natural hair is seen to be unprofessional. Natural hair discrimination has got to be a trendy topic in the recent years. According to NBC News The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Catastrophe Management Solutions, ruling that refusing to hire someone because of their dreadlocks is legal. This all started because according to the case file , a human resources manager for CMS, commented on Jones' dreadlocks during a private hiring meeting to discuss scheduling problems , telling Jones, "they tend to get messy, although I'm not saying yours are, but you know what I'm talking about." Wilson told Jones that CMS would not bring Jones on board with dreadlocks, terminating the job offer. In my opinion I think this is outrageously wrong for someone to be able to do especially with someone who has dreadlocks. Dreadlocks take years to grow and some people grow them out there whole lives, so for one person to not be able to get a job which could've been his dream job for having his hair how he wants is ridiculous. Stories about black women whose employers asked them to cut their dreadlocks or to trim their big afros have surfaced with more frequency in the last few years. A new study confirms that many people including black ones have a bias against the types and styles

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