Lift the Dread Locks Ban Now


It is totally legal for one to relax her child’s hair AT ANY AGE. It is totally legal for one to dye, or apply a permanent to her child’s hair AT ANY AGE. However, right now, based on a decision reached by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer can legally discriminate against an employee for having dreadlocks. One cannot be guaranteed a living for having a natural hairstyle. Let that sink all the way in for those of you who know all about dreads. [1]

That’s right; your natural hair is grounds for termination and/or expulsion, but we are not an organization that spreads negativity without a solution. Sign the petition, to stand against the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to allow discrimination of dreads in the workplace, and let’s reopen the case.

Let’s stop telling people they can’t work because of hair texture. Our culture cannot be “unprofessional”, that’s unconstitutional. Dreadlocks that are clean should not be the subject of discrimination; we should not be punished for who we are.

 Take action, and click the link below to sign the petition--even if you don't have locs/dreadlocks:  

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/551/034/234/

 

[1] http://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/us-court-rules-employers-can-discriminate-against-dreadlocks-w441580

 

 


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