No sooner are we done congratulating ourselves on the good work we have done in effecting change around how natural hair is viewed by the corporate world than a story like this takes the limelight again. It would be funny if it wasn’t so appalling.
Ashley Davis a 24 year old working for Tower Loan in Missouri was told to cut of her dreadlocks or lose her job after the company changed it’s policy two months into her employment. The company says that dreadlocks and braids amongst other hairstyles are now against company guidelines.
Ashley says that her whole family wears dreadlocks and they are of great significance to her and her culture and she feels that she has been singled out because nobody else in the company has the same hairstyle that she does.
In spite of all this, she seems pretty cheerful and is hopeful that the company will take another look at it’s policy particularly as she has no intention of changing her hair. She has until Friday to decide what to do.
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