“I’m sure my natural hairstyle prevented me from getting a couple of jobs.”
These words are uttered (or thought) by countless corporate sistas in America. Let’s face it: Some White employers are intimated by your natural hairstyle. For centuries, they have viewed your natural hair as “unkempt” and “unprofessional.” Are they right? Of course, not!
It’s 2017, and war is still being raged on natural hair when it comes to employment. Wait a minute — what about that fine print that says a company can’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.? Because of that disclaimer, the EEOC, on behalf of plaintiff Chastity Jones, took her case to court.