What is it about the Black Man's hair...

What is it about the Black Man's hair and beard that has White Society scared?

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“Head Bish”

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#1 Feb 12, 2013
They wouldn't be telling Black Men to shave/cut their hair and beards when applying for jobs if this wasn't the case...
Oh - and if you imply that BM with beards and long hair look 'unprofessional' and 'criminal' you are also admitting that we too live in a racially prejudice and narrow minded society that demeans Blacks for the hair that naturally grows out of their flesh.
But the question is WHY?

“BAD AZ I WANNA BE”

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#2 Feb 12, 2013
wish i could place bets on how this thread will turn out.lol

“Head Bish”

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#4 Feb 12, 2013
J-Town Ninja5 OhH YeE AhH wrote:
they tell everyone that you dumb f--k... not just blacks,
I agree with it being stupid
but its a way to weed people out, companies want to hire robots... once you figure that out, you will get hired
to get hired, you basically go into the interview, and act like the biggest tool ever born
Companies aren't telling WW with naturally 'curly' hair to straighten that ish or to hide it because it doesn't make the company look 'good'. And I have seen plenty Caucasian males with beards. Not all corporate employees are painstakingly clean-shaven.
You can try to make it seem that all people, regardless of race, face discrimination in the workplace because of there appearance, but the fact of the matter IS - and so it remains, that the kinks on a black man/woman's head, has Caucasians feeling someway. Oh - and to the point where Black women are denied jobs because their hair isn't 'straight'.
Games we play

United States

#5 Feb 12, 2013
its just corporate jobs in general. they want the clean cut look. i purposely let my beard wolf out and i let my locks hang just to piss them off.
Pancakes

Suwanee, GA

#6 Feb 12, 2013
They tell black women to perm their hair down too. You can't be black in white society.

“Head Bish”

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#7 Feb 12, 2013
Games we play wrote:
its just corporate jobs in general. they want the clean cut look. i purposely let my beard wolf out and i let my locks hang just to piss them off.
It is not just corporate jobs, hun. My boyfriend worked in a much less than corporate setting yet he had to cut his hair off. It was lower-back length.
I think it has more to do with how with how an employee is representing the company they work for and such discrimination happens in all areas of so called 'white society'. Not just in the work place. A Black man with long hair and a beard has them feeling somewhat afraid. As do Black women with natural hair. I've seen the levels of discomfort with my own eyes

“Head Bish”

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#8 Feb 12, 2013
Pancakes wrote:
They tell black women to perm their hair down too. You can't be black in white society.
I did cover that plus that is always discussed when referring to discrimination in jobs etc. I don't think the effect that bearded BM with long hair have on Caucasians in all areas of society has ever been discussed. Like properly.
Robert Steel

Detroit, MI

#9 Dec 19, 2013
I agree that a black man with long hair and a beard is very unsettling in most professional arena's I have seen with my own eyes aclean handsome black man be told by a gas company thatt if he was considered for being hired would he have a problem shaving his beard off. Which I thought was ridiculous but I understand it to be that a black man is already considered o the subliminal level to be the most dominant being on the planet and when you add our natural hair and beard the eeffect is almost lion like! Not only, do we look extra masculine and virile but we show that we are comfortable with our blackness by growing out our hair and beard.

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