Black Man with Braids=DO NOT HIRE ME

Black Man with Braids=DO NOT HIRE ME

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Dave7

Newark, NJ

#1 Aug 2, 2008
What a stupid trend. Black men with long braided hair! WTF?? As if things weren't hard enough for them already!!! Seems like they will do ANYTHING to alienate themselves from stable main-stream society. And don't start that pathetic "racism" routine. A white man with a mullet or mohawk wouldn't be hired either. At least most white men are smart enough not to lower their chances of landing a decent job with a bizzare and stupid hairstyle.

-Dave
Lawrence

Sunnyside, NY

#2 Aug 2, 2008
It's not a stupid hairstyle. For some black men, depending on their cultural backgroud, it is part of their heritage.

Conformity should only go to a point in mainstream society---especially, when it's geared towards white and EVERONE ELSE has to "conform". However, braids is not something to argue or be bias over.
Dave7

Newark, NJ

#3 Aug 2, 2008
Lawrence wrote:
It's not a stupid hairstyle. For some black men, depending on their cultural backgroud, it is part of their heritage.
Conformity should only go to a point in mainstream society---especially, when it's geared towards white and EVERONE ELSE has to "conform". However, braids is not something to argue or be bias over.
What heritage??? Braids became a trend during the last few years!!! WTF??? Was the "Kid and Play" box cuts of the 1990's part of their heritage as well???

-Dave
Edwin

Arlington, TX

#4 Sep 5, 2008
Hey guys, I partly agree with both of you. While braids and corn rows are a part of African heritage and culture, I think we take it too damn far, emulating millionaire athletes and entertainers. I have seen braids represented amongst women first. I have not seen a pictures of Hanibal, Lamumba, Sadat, or any other African nation leaders with braids. I agree with Dave with the thought that a black man will probably not be hired if he shows up for an interview with braids.
Great Idea

AOL

#5 Sep 5, 2008
Edwin wrote:
Hey guys, I partly agree with both of you. While braids and corn rows are a part of African heritage and culture, I think we take it too damn far, emulating millionaire athletes and entertainers. I have seen braids represented amongst women first. I have not seen a pictures of Hanibal, Lamumba, Sadat, or any other African nation leaders with braids. I agree with Dave with the thought that a black man will probably not be hired if he shows up for an interview with braids.
I suggest the guy with braids utilize the many many many many avenues affirmative action has provided him, and start his own business. Then he can discriminate against white people, which we all know he probably will, and is able to because affirmative action does not apply to white people.
Lena Gomez

Littleton, CO

#6 Sep 5, 2008
White people with mohawks and pink hair is really awful

“myspace.com/jeri shermaine ”

Since: Nov 07

Texas

#8 Sep 5, 2008
Great Idea wrote:
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I suggest the guy with braids utilize the many many many many avenues affirmative action has provided him, and start his own business. Then he can discriminate against white people, which we all know he probably will, and is able to because affirmative action does not apply to white people.
wtf are you saying?

Since: Aug 08

Herndon, VA

#9 Sep 5, 2008
Great Idea wrote:
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I suggest the guy with braids utilize the many many many many avenues affirmative action has provided him, and start his own business. Then he can discriminate against white people, which we all know he probably will, and is able to because affirmative action does not apply to white people.
You might want to rethink that statement. Affirmative Action doesn't apply to white males. It does apply to white women being that they are I don't know....women.
Wellwisher

Liverpool, UK

#10 Sep 5, 2008
Dave7 sounds like a bitter White man.

Since: Apr 08

Little Valley, NY

#11 Sep 5, 2008
Charles Barkley commented on the dress code inforced by the NBA by saying; "If your boss tells you to dress a certain way or look a certain way, you do it because you work for him. He doesn't work for you. How do these young brothas think they are gonna get a job when they look like they just robbed a liquor store? If you come into my business with your pants sagging and your hair up in braids, I ain't gonna hire you either 'cause you look like a thug."
Aside from that, heritage my a$$. Your heritage is pretty much the same as white folk. You are American, not African no matter how much you want to distance yourself from it. Braids are fine but don't expect to be treated as if you are honoring some imaginary heritage. Never saw a REAL African with braids.
White Pride

Moss Point, MS

#13 Sep 5, 2008
Pull up your pants, talk english, pick your hair, (or whatever you do to it), and maybe wwe would take you serious
Great Idea

AOL

#14 Sep 5, 2008
Jeri Sparkles wrote:
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wtf are you saying?
Figure it out...

I have no time to dumb it down so you and your low IQ can comprehend it.
Coast

AOL

#15 Sep 5, 2008
Wellwisher wrote:
Dave7 sounds like a bitter White man.
Please leave your prejudice at the door...
Wellwisher

Liverpool, UK

#16 Sep 10, 2008
Coast wrote:
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Please leave your prejudice at the door...
Please shut the f*ck up.
Scorpion

UK

#17 Sep 10, 2008
Lawrence wrote:
It's not a stupid hairstyle. For some black men, depending on their cultural backgroud, it is part of their heritage.
Conformity should only go to a point in mainstream society---especially, when it's geared towards white and EVERONE ELSE has to "conform". However, braids is not something to argue or be bias over.
Oh shut up, everything seems to be do do with their heritage. Sick of being told "oh you can't do that, it's their herritage" or "it's their heritage, they should be allowed to do that". F*ckoff will you, with your stupid, countless excuses.

“~ Baby Glow~~”

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Since: Sep 08

The city of Adana

#18 Sep 10, 2008
Dave7 wrote:
What a stupid trend. Black men with long braided hair! WTF?? As if things weren't hard enough for them already!!! Seems like they will do ANYTHING to alienate themselves from stable main-stream society. And don't start that pathetic "racism" routine. A white man with a mullet or mohawk wouldn't be hired either. At least most white men are smart enough not to lower their chances of landing a decent job with a bizzare and stupid hairstyle.
-Dave
what makes braids a bizzare and stupid hairstyle? It's our culture.
Scorpion

UK

#19 Sep 10, 2008
SecretSoul wrote:
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what makes braids a bizzare and stupid hairstyle? It's our culture.
Culture my arse! Everythings your bloody culture!

ReallyohReally

“That's not CHOCOLATE, dummy!”

Since: Jul 08

...Classic!

#20 Sep 10, 2008
SecretSoul wrote:
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what makes braids a bizzare and stupid hairstyle? It's our culture.
Asked, and answered....all in one post.
Nice job.

“~ Baby Glow~~”

Level 1

Since: Sep 08

The city of Adana

#21 Sep 10, 2008
Scorpion wrote:
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Culture my arse! Everythings your bloody culture!
Well sorry we have some and you don't.

“~ Baby Glow~~”

Level 1

Since: Sep 08

The city of Adana

#22 Sep 10, 2008
ReallyohReally wrote:
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Asked, and answered....all in one post.
Nice job.
So basically you are saying just because it's somthing passed from out ancestors which happen to be black that it's bizarre?
Wow I didn't realize how ignorant people of your race could be

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