No Cornrows or Locs at Hampton University Business School

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For Forum attendance the dress code states "no braids or dreads"

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Originally Posted by juanab
Forum is one class that SBI students take and it has it's own culture so to speak. The requirements for forum only apply to the MBA students, not those getting a BS or BA in business because the 4 year students don't take forum.

I know that's what the website states but I've seen guys with locs attend forum without any consequence. The only requirement/adjustment they are told to make is they must be pulled back and be neat. I wonder if they are making a distinction between manicured/groomed locs and the more free form unmanicured locs...because I have seen SBI male and female students with those kind of locs told point blank that they have to go. But those with manicured locs ate told to pull them back into a bun or the like.


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FAMU SBI (School of Business and Industry) no longer has a policy about hair styles banning locs. They do however highly discourage braids on male students. When I roamed the hill circa 1999-2002 there were plenty of male SBI students with locs, fros, such. But you would be hard presses to find a dude rocking some cornrows with his suit.




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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
The key is "highly discouraged" and not banned. I still don't feel it is the school's place to force students wear dreds or braids. They can inform them of what they perceive to be the reality of it. That should be it. If someone goes out job hunting and decides their hair style is holding them back and cuts it off then that is their choice. These universities can't guarantee the students in this economy will get jobs no matter how they wear their hair so they might end up with no job, no locs, and huge student loan debt to pay back. What if someone is a non traditional student who has a job but is going back to school because their boss is helping them to further their education? Happens all the time. Are they forced to cut? As far as the outrageous hair styles, most schools I know those are against the general school dress code anyway like short shorts or pajamas. But if well groomed dreds and braids are perfectly acceptable in everything from high school to grad school then I don't think business school should be the exception. Afterall, you are paying the school, not the other way around.
What about the issue of women and long hair? I don't see too many business, banking, corporate types with hair to the butts. I work in media. they tell you in school that really long hair, bosses frown on but you are not forced to cut. However, at my work plenty of women have come in with long hair then cut it not long after they start because they know the deal when they took the job. Two ladies at work have chopped recently and I know another has been advised to. I've never seen it stopped anyone from getting hired
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Its racist. Point blank period. The policy doesn't get into clean or dirty hair, long our short hair, blue or green hair. (what if I'm Irish with bright red hair?) It specifically names locs & cornrows on men only. That's discrimination because women can wear locs & cornrows (are they feminine hairstyles?). Pretty soon only light skinned babyfaced black men (the teddy bear effect) ,will be able to attend college because they are more likely to get hired & promoted. That's where this policy is leaning..."Please don't look threatening young talented Black man."

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In a learning environment, hair should not be an issue. In the corporate environment, hair can be an issue. I have never been one to tell a person what to do with their personal appearance, when employment opportunities are at the forefront. Each individual has to weigh it for themselves, and do what's best for them - based on their particular situation at any given time. I'd rather be employed, than exercise my "right" to wear my hair in locs and not have a job. I have no problem throwing on a wig - if that choice had to be made.

Corporate America is tricky, and there's no across the board rules that apply to all segments. I don't think cornrows are ultra professional, but I don't care for cornrows...period. I wore them as a kid, and that ended once I grew up.

With all that said, I have always found black people to be the most "interesting", when it comes to our hair and our perception of what's acceptable to those outside our circle of blackness (Corporate America as a whole). We're quick to tell each other what's acceptable, when truth be told, we're often the least accepting of our hair, and others often aren't nearly as bent as we are.
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The "reality" is that much of corporate America also doesn't like very long or curly hair. If it did we wouldn't continually have these "is curly or long hair professional?" threads. People wouldn't be coming on here asking if they should flat iron for a job interview. As much as we on here are about embracing our natural curls the truth is many work environments don't like it. I love my natural hair and it is beautiful but most of the time I wear a straight wig to work. My other curly coworkers blow their hair out or flat iron but I don't want to put my hair through that. My hair is bsl but I wear a wig that is near shoulder length. This is the longest I've ever let my hair grow and If I wore my real hair I would never have let it grow this long. The wig is for the job. The curls are for me.
To me the excuse of "helping students find jobs" doesn't hold up if you are not telling the students with the massive curly Beyonce weaves that they can't have that in their hair. Because the employer probably won't like that either. So until the universities start making hair cuts and flat irons an admission requirement it is discrimination and i think they can have a football stadium full of seats. Any school that told me to cut my locs would be told where to stick their policy and I would go elsewhere. Like I said you are paying them and not the other way around. I have friends with locs who own their own businesses. If someone applied for a job with them locs would not be an issue. So it is not a given locs would hold a person back. I say let the student decide what is best for him.
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I only see it as discrimination if certain other non traditional hairstyles for allowed and those are not.



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Originally Posted by juanab
I agree
I find Hampton's stance on locs and braids on men distasteful. If a predominently white school had made this judgement everyone and their mama would be slamming them--including professors from Hampton. I think the business school can lecture the students on what they think will hurt them when job searching, but to assume that students are so childlike that they can't make informed decisions about their futures is a little scary.
FAMU SBI Guidelines

For Forum attendance the dress code states "no braids or dreads"

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Originally Posted by juanab
Forum is one class that SBI students take and it has it's own culture so to speak. The requirements for forum only apply to the MBA students, not those getting a BS or BA in business because the 4 year students don't take forum.

I know that's what the website states but I've seen guys with locs attend forum without any consequence. The only requirement/adjustment they are told to make is they must be pulled back and be neat. I wonder if they are making a distinction between manicured/groomed locs and the more free form unmanicured locs...because I have seen SBI male and female students with those kind of locs told point blank that they have to go. But those with manicured locs ate told to pull them back into a bun or the like.


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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
When I was overseas for my work, there were male clients/colleagues with locs. Their locs were small, and were worn back in a pony tail (past mid-back to waist-length with an accessory the same color of the hair that was equal to or less than the width of the style...) or left hanging, if they were shoulder length. If they were left hanging, the individual locs were a 'square cut at the bottom or all the same length...'

One could tell that the men took great care in maintaining their locs.

I saw an old business card of one client when he was an intern. His hair was in locs then, and was shoulder length at that time.

When a few of them would come to the states and work, at first they would get "quick" stares, but were quickly accepted due to their competence and professionalism.
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FAMU SBI Guidelines

For Forum attendance the dress code states "no braids or dreads"

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Originally Posted by juanab
Forum is one class that SBI students take and it has it's own culture so to speak. The requirements for forum only apply to the MBA students, not those getting a BS or BA in business because the 4 year students don't take forum.

I know that's what the website states but I've seen guys with locs attend forum without any consequence. The only requirement/adjustment they are told to make is they must be pulled back and be neat. I wonder if they are making a distinction between manicured/groomed locs and the more free form unmanicured locs...because I have seen SBI male and female students with those kind of locs told point blank that they have to go. But those with manicured locs ate told to pull them back into a bun or the like.


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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
When I was overseas for my work, there were male clients/colleagues with locs. Their locs were small, and were worn back in a pony tail (past mid-back to waist-length with an accessory the same color of the hair that was equal to or less than the width of the style...) or left hanging, if they were shoulder length. If they were left hanging, the individual locs were a 'square cut at the bottom or all the same length...'

One could tell that the men took great care in maintaining their locs.

I saw an old business card of one client when he was an intern. His hair was in locs then, and was shoulder length at that time.

When a few of them would come to the states and work, at first they would get "quick" stares, but were quickly accepted due to their competence and professionalism.
Originally Posted by Greatcurls
This. While everywhere in the world has some kind of rules when it comes to professionalism I find that America is very strict and rigid. I've seen black men working at the corporate offices in Paris with locs and TONS of women wearing nose studs to work. In service jobs visible tattoos and piercings are acceptable, and even in teaching jobs you are allowed to wear them as long as they aren't gaudy and conspicuous. I asked the mom I live with to explain why this is so and she was shocked as if she never even considered that it was "unprofessional". If you're neat and clean who cares?

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