Hampton University Business School Dean Bans Dreadlocks
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

From ABC.

The dean of Hampton University Business School is standing his ground on his controversial ban of dreadlocks and cornrows in the classroom.

The ban applies to male students who enroll in the 5-year MBA program’s seminar class. The dean, Sid Credle, argues that the ban has been effective in helping students land corporate jobs and that they should look the part when searching for employment. While controversial to some students, Credle says that the style of dreadlocks in particular have not been historically considered a professional look.

The business school ban is very reminiscent to reports of Six Flags Corporation banning  employees from wearing the same hairstyles, which have long served as a conundrum for African-Americans who often find a wedge between their cultural conventions and the corporate world.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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