Six Flags: Stop Discriminating Against People With Dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks are a hair style that founded among blacks and some darker Latinos..and many whites find it attractive on themselves....It is unbelievable that people who have dreadlocks face job discrimination at many places owned b y mostly white conservative bosses such as 6 Flags.
There was a time where white boys with long hair were being turned down for jobs because conservatives said they looked like faggots...meaning gay...which back then was look at as your evil and sick... There really isn't any other logical reason to think other wise...for boys back then being treated as gays who weren't gay....and now blacks with dreadlocks...girls and guys who are not gay...?....And why still treat gays and people who fashion dreadlocks with such discrimination?
There really isn't no logical sound reason for this type of discrimination to even exist in the past as well as even in these days and times...You can bet it is a mostly conservative thing....
So here is a post written by : MarKeese Warner, Bladensburg, Maryland.
She makes a strong logical case....
many students across the country, I have been looking for a summer job
before I start my senior year at Pennsylvania State University where I'm
studying engineering. As I'm living at home in Maryland for the summer,
I thought working at the nearby Six Flags would be a great summer job.
I've been going to Six Flags with my family for years and have even had
season passes on occasion, so I applied for a food service job. However,
as I started to go through the interview process, I was disturbed to find out that I couldn't work at Six Flags because of the texture of my hair.
Six Flags has a strict policy that prohibits employees from having
dreadlocks (or "locks" as some people call them) as they classify them
as an "extreme"
hairstyle along with mohawks and unnatural coloring.
predominantly worn by African-American, Caribbean and African people as
an expression of how our hair grows naturally. My hair is important to
me and part of who I am. I've had locks for about five years. Being
disqualified as a potential employee because of my hair made me feel
defeated; as my hair is representation of my personal growth through the
years. It hurts to hear major employers like Six Flags call my natural hair and texture "extreme." Unfortunately, throughout history, many people have demonized locks.
disparaging for Six Flags to accept substantial amounts of money every
year at their parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada from
patrons who wear their hair as it grows naturally, but the company would
refuse to hire any of those patrons with locks. We spend way too much
money at places like Six Flags Theme Parks for them to discriminate
against any members of our community. Let us also exercise our voice
with our dollars.
There is no excuse in 2012 for such abhorrent employment policies.
In a time when the "voice of the people" can indeed be witnessed to
move mountains, let us in one accord raise our voice. In a country that
purports itself to be the greatest "melting pot" of social values and
ideals, it's time for Six Flags to stop its discriminatory
policy by categorically refusing to employ people because of their
natural hair. Please join me in asking Six Flags to stop discriminating against people with locks.
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