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Binlahab
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"Men: would you cut your hair for a job"


  

          

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vrORfVYRcVM&feature=youtu.be

Me? No. I'm offended people even would ask tbqh

Ps: where is my search my name thread? Why must y'all be such hoes constantly?

Pps: since everyone thinks devil worship is cute post lil nas x...get real with your shit

https://youtu.be/rvHOsYTdnko


does it really matter?

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$100K! Pass them clippers....
Mar 29th 2021
1
probaby when I was younger and less secure.
Mar 29th 2021
2
back in the day? no
Mar 29th 2021
3
fa sho. wouldnt even have to ask me.
Mar 29th 2021
4
Cut that shit. It's just hair.
Mar 29th 2021
5
Some would sacrifice everything for enough money
Mar 29th 2021
6
We all have a line in the sand.
Mar 29th 2021
7
wait, we talking locks? hell nah... no way I would cut them for a gig
Mar 29th 2021
8
I've been rocking a low cut for 30+ years...
Mar 29th 2021
9
yes. also, i don't have hair so it's an easy decision.
Mar 29th 2021
10
No.
Mar 29th 2021
11
i think i'm at the point where if i cut it it's probably not coming back
Mar 29th 2021
12
That is a strange question.
Mar 30th 2021
13
sounds like it was probably a service type position in a bougie high-end...
Mar 30th 2021
14
      man, back in the day...
Mar 30th 2021
15
i like to keep my hair short
Mar 30th 2021
16
what job requires one to grow hair out?
Mar 30th 2021
18
      i cant think of any
Mar 31st 2021
27
It's prejudice to say onemust cut their hair for a job
Mar 30th 2021
17
What does hair have to do with employment?..
Mar 30th 2021
19
RE: What does hair have to do with employment?..
Mar 30th 2021
21
Every industry is different...
Mar 30th 2021
22
      I see you are not familiar with the Financial Industry.
Mar 31st 2021
23
      Why it's so important for some brothers to subvert that paradigm
Mar 31st 2021
24
      The codes apply to all genders and ethnicities.
Mar 31st 2021
26
           Sir, that you equate a person's hair to an unkempt yard
Mar 31st 2021
34
      The financial industry is the most conformist industry I've ever seen
Mar 31st 2021
28
      Pretty much.
Mar 31st 2021
29
      Fuck the financial industry...
Mar 31st 2021
35
      I think that's the problem, what's defined as "well groomed" is a gray.....
Mar 31st 2021
25
           There is no grey area...
Mar 31st 2021
36
                someone call pull their braids/dreads back with a fresh facial hair trim...
Apr 01st 2021
37
                     Newflash: we don't need to look like clones/drones...
Apr 01st 2021
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                          you're the one that used the term "well groomed"...
Apr 01st 2021
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                               Stop being obtuse...
Apr 01st 2021
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                                    okayplayer. n/m
Apr 01st 2021
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                                    but you’re the one being obtuse...
Apr 01st 2021
44
                                         Let's keep this simple...
Apr 01st 2021
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                                              RE: Let's keep this simple...
Apr 01st 2021
46
                                                   you're not paying attention (ie: Reply #22)
Apr 01st 2021
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                                                        ok you got me there! "well groomed" is still not easily defined
Apr 01st 2021
48
                                                             all good lol...
Apr 01st 2021
53
It's 100% discrimination + thank you for making this argument
Apr 01st 2021
49
      y’all act like people have to say WHY they didn’t hire you
Apr 01st 2021
51
           Hmm..ok I understand where you're coming from. It's not what I meant tho
Apr 01st 2021
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                I don't disagree, my opinion as with most thing is there are levels...
Apr 01st 2021
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                     its so odd for them to keep trying to prove discrimination
Apr 02nd 2021
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                          if its not right then its wrong. whats odd is you defending the shit
Apr 02nd 2021
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                               see what i mean? lol
Apr 02nd 2021
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Nope. I remember a dude cutting his locs for a gig and he didn't get it.
Mar 30th 2021
20
now that’s some sad shit
Mar 31st 2021
30
His locs were pristine too. I am mad just recalling that shit
Mar 31st 2021
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Mar 31st 2021
33
homie went full 'Unorthodox'
Mar 31st 2021
32
I got a pair of fine clippers on my dresser. Yessir.
Apr 01st 2021
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RE: I got a pair of fine clippers on my dresser. Yessir.
Apr 01st 2021
41
This post reminds me of that high school wrestler forced to cut his locs
Apr 01st 2021
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KnowOne
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1. "$100K! Pass them clippers...."
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Mon Mar-29-21 08:07 AM by KnowOne

  

          

Hair can grow back, Im trying to get this money.

If not for my corporate job I would have colored hair and face piercings right now. But I didnt want to be relegated to working at Starbucks and Uber. I do respect those willing to go that route though.

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2. "probaby when I was younger and less secure."
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I have no hair options anymore lol

however, for this Ricky vid situation, nope. He said the job didn't require it. Why would the family member change his hair for Ricky if he aint working for Ricky? that's garbage.



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legsdiamond
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3. "back in the day? no"
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now? pass the clippers. I gotsta get paid


I just made a lil nas x post before coming in here. Shrugs

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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4. "fa sho. wouldnt even have to ask me."
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if im looking for a job or about to start im getting it cut anyway

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5. "Cut that shit. It's just hair. "
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Binlahab
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6. "Some would sacrifice everything for enough money"
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Your call of course.

But it's internalized anti Blackness of course. I wish you brothers healing.


does it really matter?

wonder what bin's doing?
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7. "We all have a line in the sand. "
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That guy stood his ground. I respect it.

I’m at that level and I’m nappy as fuck. My coworker has locs. One of our partners has a giant ass, nappy ass, salt and pepper Afro and I’m thinking he makes 1.5m easily.

I wouldn’t cut shit because I’ve crossed my threshold, I know I could find another position in another place looking how I look.

Now, if the job were really high salary and I were public facing like being on TV, then maybe...maybe.

Still, I would have to have a good fucking reason to change me.


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legsdiamond
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8. "wait, we talking locks? hell nah... no way I would cut them for a gig"
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if I had them.

I had locks in college and had no problem getting a gig.. and this was back in 2000.

No way. Fuck that job.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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9. "I've been rocking a low cut for 30+ years..."
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if you have a skill or a career where your hair doesn't matter take that path. If you're looking for someone to provide you an opportunity in a professional environment then you have choices to make. And lets not try to pretend all "dreads" are the same.

This will be the same relative down the road saying Ricky didn't do anything for him.

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10. "yes. also, i don't have hair so it's an easy decision."
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me and magic shave are like ><

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11. "No."
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12. "i think i'm at the point where if i cut it it's probably not coming back"
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right now it's long (shoulder length) and that length is effectively obfuscating a dicey manu-ginobli-style-moonroof area. so probably not unless i can be convinced to "come home," which is unlikely to coincide with a job offering

  

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13. "That is a strange question."
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Tue Mar-30-21 09:10 AM by allStah

          

Before the Millennium, dreadlocks were unacceptable in most corporations.
Also, a lot of jobs required men to be clean shaven.

In most departments(not all) of law enforcement, men can’t have long hair
or facial hair for safety purposes.

A job is a professional position, not a cultural one, and every occupation has its
own physical codes and rules. Some industries and jobs are very strict. Some are
are relaxed and more casual.

This is why it is important for job seekers to know the restrictions of
the job industry that he or she wants to work in. That way there are no
misunderstandings when it comes to expectations.

It’s the same thing in the Film Industry. Some movie/tv characters require
certain looks and appearances, so an actor has to be open and willing
to sport whatever look is required for the character.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
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14. "sounds like it was probably a service type position in a bougie high-end..."
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spot. Places like that can go either way. Some don't care and are really open-minded, some are not, really depending on upper management. If lil home trying to roll up in there looking like Takeoff from Migos I could see where there might be an issue.

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15. "man, back in the day..."
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I went through 2 rounds of interviews for a Store Manager position at QuikTrip. At the end of the second joint, dude told me that men could have NO facial hair. Like...none. That was a deal-breaker for me. I've never had NO facial hair. Even in Basic and AIT, I had a shave profile...where I just had to keep it down to the lowest setting...cuz razors messed my face up, too bad.

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16. "i like to keep my hair short"
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especially on the sides. if a job required me to grow it out for some reason i probably wouldnt take that job.

i have a beard and would shave it if required for the job. ive rarely been clean shaven since college but i could bless people with the jaw line for the right job lol

  

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18. "what job requires one to grow hair out?"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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mista k5
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27. "i cant think of any"
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thats why i put "for some reason" lol. just trying to imagine what it would be like for something equal to someone having to actually cut their hair for a job.

maybe acting but thats a whole other thing.

  

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17. "It's prejudice to say onemust cut their hair for a job"
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Yep

Wouldn't ask the sikh to do that nor should you

FK that


on sabbatical.

does it really matter?

wonder what bin's doing?
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19. "What does hair have to do with employment?.."
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..If the candidate is well groomed, there's no reason for this kind of discrimination in 2021.




*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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21. "RE: What does hair have to do with employment?.."
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>..If the candidate is well groomed, there's no reason for
>this kind of discrimination in 2021.

define “well groomed”

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22. "Every industry is different..."
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..but length of hair shouldn't be an issue for most professions (esp since you can gather/wear hair in different styles.

Well groomed: Clean, neat, and worn in a way that won't hinder their work.

As long as the person is professionally presentable (NEAT), why would anyone not in civil service/military be required to cut their hair for employment?


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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23. "I see you are not familiar with the Financial Industry."
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The financial industry is a very conservative industry, which is why you don’t
see men with long hair in that industry. Same goes for politics.

The companies in those industries want the attire and physical appearance
to reflect the image and principles of the company. Finance is about stability,
consistency and growth. So a man sporting long hair or dreadlocks gives a
perception that the man isn’t serious about his position.




HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
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24. "Why it's so important for some brothers to subvert that paradigm"
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Because it's hella racist and anti Black

Not much to go from what you just typed to "eh, his beard is unprofessional"

People are defined by small decisions and moments that define who they are. If you willing to cut your hair or alter your appearance for a job...that says something about you

  

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26. "The codes apply to all genders and ethnicities."
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Would you go inside of a bank or institution where the lawn
and surroundings are unkempt, or the grass is as tall as a fence?

It’s about presentation more than it is about degrading someone’s
manhood or culture.

They used to be strict about facial hair, but most companies have relaxed that
policy due to some men having medical issues with shaving.

In my 20s, I mostly wore a beard. That was back in the 90s, tapered afro
with trimmed beard look. My skin, for some reason, was very sensitive to
razors back then. I could only use Magic shave paste to get a clean shave.
That shit was time consuming, and the paste had a terrible odor to it. I then
discovered I could get a close shave with liners, and I used that method in my
30s when I was working in the stock market ( allowed to sport a goatee).

Now I can shave with a razor with no issues whatsoever. Razor technology has
improved. So I sport a nice thick goatee with no mustache.

I’m not as intense as I used to be about facial hair. But I have a look that’s both
urban and professional, so my look is set for the rest of my life.






HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
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34. "Sir, that you equate a person's hair to an unkempt yard"
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To me says it all.

By all means continue to uphold that status quo. I shall not and I take great pride ok knowing by keeping my hair like it is and succeeding anyway I'm making it that much easier for the next generation


on sabbatical.

does it really matter?

wonder what bin's doing?
http://i.imgur.com/phECCMp.jpg

  

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28. "The financial industry is the most conformist industry I've ever seen"
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I see more variation in lawyers than I do finance people.

Especially as it goes to appearance. Like the brothers I know who work in it have no facial hair, most are tall-ish and dress the same. Even down to the Patagonia vest. It's crazy.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-are-patagonia-power-vests-with-goldman-sachs-and-jp-morgan-logos-selling-for-200-on-ebay-2019-04-23

If you aren't prepared for that level of conformity, Its okay, the job might not be right for you.

Just got to be prepared for certain trade offs in you work in certain industries. Maybe you are going to be that one person who breaks all the rules and does it your way, but it doesn't happen often.





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29. "Pretty much. "
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I did it for 20 years.

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35. "Fuck the financial industry..."
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..and any other industry that still adheres to archaic principles based in patriarchy and nothingness.

People don't need to be micromanaged at every turn. Professional attire/presentation simply requires awareness and attention to detail. You can be well groomed with any length of hair (man or woman).

Anyone claiming otherwise is full of shit.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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25. "I think that's the problem, what's defined as "well groomed" is a gray....."
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area that can have many interpretations.

>..but length of hair shouldn't be an issue for most
>professions (esp since you can gather/wear hair in different
>styles.
>
>Well groomed: Clean, neat, and worn in a way that won't hinder
>their work.
>
>As long as the person is professionally presentable (NEAT),
>why would anyone not in civil service/military be required to
>cut their hair for employment?

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36. "There is no grey area..."
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..well groomed simply means clean, neat, and well kept.

A dress code is manageable, but stop trying turn people into clones/drones (not you, in general). This kind of conditioning was never good for society.



*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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37. "someone call pull their braids/dreads back with a fresh facial hair trim..."
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and lining and look like a totally different person.

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39. "Newflash: we don't need to look like clones/drones..."
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..in order to complete a task or succeed in any industry.




*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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40. "you're the one that used the term "well groomed"..."
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that's going to be defined differently by different people

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42. "Stop being obtuse..."
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..well groomed means clean, neat, orderly, etc. It has absolutely nothing to do with length.

Limiting someone's professional appearance solely based on the personal preference of someone else is called discrimination.


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43. "okayplayer. n/m"
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44. "but you’re the one being obtuse..."
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i agree with your definition of well groomed, but the types of people usually in control of these work grooming policies dont all share that same definition, hence ‘grey area’.

your...OUR clean and neat is NOT their clean and neat

if one of us needed a cut bad but didnt have time, so we got a shape up with a line. most yt folks cant tell the difference.
then ive seen some yt folks that think a line is a fancy haircut when they see it. they dont understand why we get lines.

meaning, a lineup is what we get to make our hair neat. meanwhile they dont even see that shit, if they do they think you on some fancy shit

different definitions.

  

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45. "Let's keep this simple..."
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..I'm not arguing anything, i'm stating a simple fact: Length of hair has nothing to do with job performance. As such, NO PUBLIC EMPLOYER has the right to determine the length of someone else's hair. Abusing your leverage to force compliance is petty and unnecessary.

As previously stated: THERE IS NO GREY AREA

That so-called grey area is nothing but personal preferences (no substantial logic or reasoning that would support such discriminatory practices).

I don't give a fuck about opinions or redefining the term "well groomed." I know that this world operates in a manner that allows personal preferences to influence office policy, but that doesn't mean its right or justified. I'm not being obtuse, I'm telling you that policy is bullshit (always has, always will) and wreaks of control issues.

That said, I don't expect much to change in regards to any of this because conditioning is real.



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46. "RE: Let's keep this simple..."
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>..I'm not arguing anything, i'm stating a simple fact: Length
>of hair has nothing to do with job performance. As such, NO
>PUBLIC EMPLOYER has the right to determine the length of
>someone else's hair.

off the top of my head most first responder jobs have hair length regulations are those considered "PUBLIC EMPLOYERS"?

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47. "you're not paying attention (ie: Reply #22)"
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..come back when you've actually taken the time to read the thread, dude.


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48. "ok you got me there! "well groomed" is still not easily defined"
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53. "all good lol..."
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..Believe it or not, I completely understand your perspective. I realize that most people will simply continue to conform (typically out of some sort of bizarre "tradition"). That doesn't change the fact that its flat out wrong.

My point is that this should never have been allowed to stand in the 1st place. Why are people still propping up bullshit agendas? Tear down those walls.


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49. "It's 100% discrimination + thank you for making this argument"
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Because calling this sort of policy out for what it is - discrimination - is kinda the only way we distinguish the disproportionate impact they have on Black jobseekers and employees, regardless of gender.

Furthermore, arguing in support of hair discrimination wrt length paves the way for its even uglier dimensions. For example, Bin zeroed in specifically on hair length/cut, but we know from the locs issue that *texture* is another huge dimension of hair discrimination and pretty much the most racist.

There's zero reason whatsoever a Black man with locs down his back should be expected to cut his hair for a senior or executive position while a White woman with long red curly hair down her back is not. None.

And texture bs hurts Black women especially in a lot of settings, because of the shape and size our hairstyles take depending on curl pattern etc (whether natural or extensions, wig, etc). Even if it's not overt, the blown out/relaxed look is def the 'standard' past a certain level of seniority in a lot of industries.

*eyeroll* So much unnecessary (psychological) labor + cost for Black people just to navigate this shit. Pet peeve of mine.




>..If the candidate is well groomed, there's no reason for
>this kind of discrimination in 2021.
>

  

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51. "y’all act like people have to say WHY they didn’t hire you"
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52. "Hmm..ok I understand where you're coming from. It's not what I meant tho"
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I moreso meant discrimination is just wrong and, as it happens, illegal right? eg:

https://www.eeoc.gov/prohibited-employment-policiespractices

So I could see if someone thinks it's a reach to think hair discrimination is racist (tho I personally don't, and as of 2019 neither does the state of California lol https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB188), but why should we even be ok with employers going so far beyond capabilities and credentials to rule out job candidates??

The ambiguity of "cultural fit" is already exploited to maintain a certain racial milieu (for lack of a better term) in a lot of spaces, then on top of that there's the name discrimination stuff at the screening stage which is like, known. Linking hair texture and/or length to one's fitness for a job is like one step away from paperbag testing imho. There's probably so much talent needlessly overlooked bc of this nonsense.

  

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54. "I don't disagree, my opinion as with most thing is there are levels..."
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>I moreso meant discrimination is just wrong and, as it
>happens, illegal right? eg:
>
>https://www.eeoc.gov/prohibited-employment-policiespractices
>
>So I could see if someone thinks it's a reach to think hair
>discrimination is racist (tho I personally don't, and as of
>2019 neither does the state of California lol
>https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB188),
>but why should we even be ok with employers going so far
>beyond capabilities and credentials to rule out job
>candidates??
>
>The ambiguity of "cultural fit" is already exploited to
>maintain a certain racial milieu (for lack of a better term)
>in a lot of spaces, then on top of that there's the name
>discrimination stuff at the screening stage which is like,
>known. Linking hair texture and/or length to one's fitness for
>a job is like one step away from paperbag testing imho.
>There's probably so much talent needlessly overlooked bc of
>this nonsense.

to the game. The folks that do most of the hiring have the most say. Until we can reverse that dynamic I feel like its a losing battle.

Also I feel like its industry specific. In certain industries where your degrees & phd's hold more weight your appearance may be less. With some service industry jobs when how you look, speak, walk, etc having heavier weight and you have decide between principle and survival it gets complicated.

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55. "its so odd for them to keep trying to prove discrimination"
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or how wrong it is, when literally no one is arguing against it

no one is saying its right. but they keep beating that drum as if they’re teaching or telling us something

  

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56. "if its not right then its wrong. whats odd is you defending the shit"
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and i think its because deep down or really...not that deep down, youre cowards who would rather support the status quo that historically victimizes people who look like you rather then personally do whatever you can to subvert that paradigm

which is fine but the sad thing isnt people being self righteous online where theres literally no negative involved with it...the sad thing is you all taking the easy route out IRL...when there is negative involved with it

  

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57. "see what i mean? lol"
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yep, its wrong.
we all know its wrong.
yup, its discriminatory.
we all know its discriminatory. 100% discriminatory.
NO ONE is defending any of that...AT ALL.

but thats the only language they speak, binary.

they have to put you in a box

you cant just have a conversation about things.

you cant talk ‘levels’ with these types, it upsets them

to do so means to them you support it

their line of thinking is exhausting

  

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20. "Nope. I remember a dude cutting his locs for a gig and he didn't get it."
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They absolutely made an issue about his hair, but it was against state law. He was doing great at the job too....comes in with his hair cut and is told they are going to go with someone else.

I was mad as fuck for him. He was crushed.

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30. "now that’s some sad shit"
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I definitely have no problem with a fresh cut before an interview

there is no way I would ever cut locks off for a gig tho.

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31. "His locs were pristine too. I am mad just recalling that shit "
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not bending over

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32. "homie went full 'Unorthodox' "
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38. "I got a pair of fine clippers on my dresser. Yessir."
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I gots to get paid

  

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41. "RE: I got a pair of fine clippers on my dresser. Yessir."
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>I gots to get paid

right at the end of the day its hair, if it can come between you and your family eating you have choices to make

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50. "This post reminds me of that high school wrestler forced to cut his locs"
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that went viral:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a30INqc3sH8

^I don't know how somebody could watch this and defend similar hair discrimination by employers.

Sure, they themselves are not pulling a new hire to the side to cut his hair, but it's kinda the same level of violence (and infantilization) to me *shrug*

  

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