Whenever I read a news report about a black women or child who has been treated differently because of how they chose to wear their hair – au naturel – it makes me wonder: Are we being punished for having natural hair? Okay, I’ll concede that the word ‘punished’ may come across as a bit dramatic. But take the following into consideration:
With the rising popularity in natural hair, you would think it’s acceptable everywhere. Sadly, there’s one place where black women aren’t necessarily able to sport their hair as it grows from their heads: the workplace.
If the story highlighted below is true, then I feel for this woman – every woman for that matter – who refuses to conform to what others feel is an acceptable hairstyle.
Natural hair in the workplace comes up as a topic of discussion on this blog and across the natural hair blogosphere. This is of a woman who claims that she was harassed by her boss and another employee for wearing her natural hair ‘loose’ in the workplace.
Maybe you’ve heard of the controversy which began a few short months ago that’s been swirling around Rhonda Lee, former meteorologist and news anchor for KTBS in Louisiana.
The buzz on the web is that Ms. Lee was fired because she wore her hair natural.
It’s likely that her problems with the station […]