- May 13, 2005
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i was just watching out in the open on cnn. the story featured two women of color that were fired from the Virginia prison system for wearing short dreads and braids. one women even worked in the white house for 8 years and didn't have a problem. they are suing to get their jobs back. the reason they were fired was because their hairstyles were considered "extreme". it kind of surprises me because i have been very excited about what i considered to be the acceptance of women of color being able to wear their hair the way it grows out of their heads. that got me to thinking about what we think about what is acceptable in the workplace and what some might think about the way i wear my hair. i guess this is a mini rant, but also a need to know what others think is acceptable when it comes to natural hair. please feel free to post your thoughts.