Wearing Dreads in Corporate America: Acceptable or Not?

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Do you have dreadlocks?

If so, this article’s for you.

Have you ever encountered the decision of cutting your dreadlocks off for your work environment?

Check out an excerpt of the piece on this topic from Black Enterprise:

For many African Americans with dreadlocks, the pressures of cutting your hair to fit the mold of Corporate America can be commandeering. More often than not, black professionals are encouraged to do so for greater chances of employment, where African Americans remain a small minority in the workforce. But making the choice to cut or not to cut may not always be an easy decision.

For male students with dreadlocks who enroll in Hampton University’s MBA program, which currently bans ‘locks and cornrows in the classroom, that choice could not be more perplexing. The ban, which has been set in place for 11 years, recently made headlines after the school’s dean Sid Credle defended the prohibition, arguing that the hairstyles are not businesslike and will not land students employment in Corporate America. The dean cited a 99% success rate of students who found employment after completing the program.

Read more at Black Enterprise

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