No Cornrows, Long Hair At Six Flags

No Cornrows, Long Hair At Six Flags

There are 49 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Mar 31, 2007, titled No Cornrows, Long Hair At Six Flags. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

Eighteen-year-old Antonio Rowland lives in Bowie, Md., less than a mile from the Six Flags America amusement park.

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JAYLA JOHNSON

Beltsville, MD

#1 Apr 22, 2007
THIS ISNT FAIR...HOW CAN ANYONE TELL YOU WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK?
JAYLA JOHNSON

Beltsville, MD

#2 Apr 22, 2007
THIS ISN'T FAIR, NOBODY CANT TELL YOU WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK..SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE!

Since: Feb 07

Washington, DC

#6 Apr 23, 2007
I think Jayla may be thinking that the story centers on patrons instead of employees only. Let me clarify.
Patrons can still dress as they wish at Six Flags. Corporate policy dictates only employee dress codes.
Janine

Thompson, Canada

#7 Apr 24, 2007
Wow... that video made me pretty mad. Everyone today tells people "dont worry what other people think do what you believe in." Then this supervisor tells him that he is wrong and destroys the purpose of "not worrying what other people think." People that are african american wear cornrows a lot and there hair is generally long. That is just that way they are, and they shouldnt be judged by that.
Ronda Mrock

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Apr 29, 2007
I think it is ridiculous to restrict hair on people that work there as long as it is clean and well kept it would look better then someone that has short hair and never washes it. Is hygiene also checked on a daily basis? If someone's hair looks dirty or the person smells of body odor or bad breath are they sent home? IF this person had corn rows before and was never told any different, OR was hired in that way- I think it is wrong to send them home now. In addition, maybe he should have been allowed to work that day, he made the effort to show up, and then told he had a week to adhere to the dress code since it had never been enforced before. I hope ALL are treated equally.
Ronda Mrock

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Apr 29, 2007
Joe wrote:
The owner of the business can tell you what to wear and how to look.
thats his right.
your right is to work there or not based on his/her requirements.
maybe they just dont want nasty non hair washing filth working there.
its their choice.
Joe; where do you jump to the opinion that the person was filthy, or never washed their hair? You would make a horrible boss and are sure judging without any reason to. Did you read anywhere that the hair was not washed or filthy? You jump to conclusions, therefore we have hate in our country-lighten up. What if someone dislikes your looks or your clothing? Think before jumping ro conclusions.
Ronda Mrock

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Apr 29, 2007
vforvendetta wrote:
Jayla.....before you start your head-shaking, finger-waving, ghetto-talking nonsense, let me tell you that as a business owner, I can tell you what to do! and I'm sure that the owner's of Six Flags or any other business can set their rules to what THEY deem necessary and appropriate---you can be damn sure I'm not hiring any talking monkey from the ghetto in my business, and I don't think anyone at 6 Flags wants any of that garbage, either. While it's not the most pleasant of places to go, it is still a family-themed atmosphere.....although it's in Prince Ghetto county and I'm sure some boon will shoot you in the back with a stolen 9mm if you cut in line or something.
MY GOD where in this article did you read that this person sent home was a talking monkey or from the ghetto? Who would want to visit your business with that racist nasty attitude? I agree an emploer can ask that an employee look a certain way, expect them to act in a certain manner, etc it IS their business- I am MORE concerned over your comments and your mentality- what rude comments you made. Jayla may has missed the mark but you sure stepped out side the lines with yours.
Ronda Mrock

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Apr 29, 2007
JAYLA JOHNSON wrote:
THIS ISN'T FAIR, NOBODY CANT TELL YOU WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK..SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE!
Jayla; maybe you did not read the article correctly? They are not saying what the customers can wear but are asking that dress codes and grooming rules be complied with. An employer does expect to get good representation from an employee- I think the question is was this employer fair and did this employee deserve to be sent home instead of told the rules were NOW going to be enforced and told to cut his hair before he came back?
Ronda Mrock

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Apr 29, 2007
1badf350 wrote:
I think Jayla may be thinking that the story centers on patrons instead of employees only. Let me clarify.
Patrons can still dress as they wish at Six Flags. Corporate policy dictates only employee dress codes.
Thank you- an intelligent soul out there- that is what I thought also- thank you for making a good statement and helping instead of adding to the nastiness of some of these comments!!

“Play nice neighbors we all are”

Since: Apr 07

Northern Michigan

#14 Apr 29, 2007
vforvendetta wrote:
Well, I guess they're called "cornrows" for a reason...ever walk through a corn field? they're dry, dirty, crunchy, and filled with bugs. Kind of appropriate that the pookys call their hairstyle "cornrows", eh? and who wants that in their business?
Not sure whose corn rows you have checked out but they are easier to wash and dry then long straight hair that picks up dirt from the hair everytime the wind blows? You are being silly and saying everyone with corn rowed hair is dirty and has nasty hair? WOW - you sure don't get out much do you? I had mine corn rowed on a vacation and it was wonderful!! So easy to care for and made it so much easier to dry and kept me cooler then having my hair down. AND I was able to wash it several times a day, versus 3 or 4 times a week without it drying out!! Check your facts and stop putting ALL corn rowed hair into a catagory!

“Play nice neighbors we all are”

Since: Apr 07

Northern Michigan

#15 Apr 29, 2007
vforvendetta wrote:
Jayla's obviously from the jungle.....she/he/it has never been exposed to proper dress codes or standards of appearance, let alone proper English.
Proper to whom? Many many people wear corn rows. I do not understand why there is such a fuss about corn rows, the length yes, if it was dirty hair of any kind yes, if the clothing or language is inappropriate then yes there is a problem, otherwise clean, neat corn rows should not be an issue for anyone, anymore then someone with braided hair, a teased hair style, excessive hair spray, oddly colored hair, etc. What is the big problem with the style?
Joe

Glen Burnie, MD

#16 Apr 30, 2007
since you most likely have never seen the place in question, and therefore have little knowledge of what you speak of, how about you make judgment on things around where you live instead.
and, corn rows are nasty, there is no way to get the crimped up hair inside of those little knots clean.
Looter

Raleigh, NC

#17 Apr 30, 2007
I agree corn rows are nasty...if some beyoootch was to bring me my dinner while Im all up in some restaurant I would throw up. they're for lazy people who dont wanna keep theyselves clean.(I'm speaking in ebonics so you can understand) shave your head and put a blonde wig on so we can stand to look at yo azzzes!
concerned mom

Bauxite, AR

#18 Apr 30, 2007
what makes any of us think that we are any better than anyone else? I don't care how long or short your hair is if it is kept clean and neat it shouldn't matter. And for those of you who think that all african american people are "filthy" you are living in the wrong time. I thought that we were all americans and free, none of us are slaves any longer and if you want to be racist maybe you should look in the mirror, or better yet into your family history. How so you know that you aren't part "black"? My skin may be white but i assure you I have "Black" ancestors!
concerned mom

Bauxite, AR

#19 Apr 30, 2007
Looter wrote:
I agree corn rows are nasty...if some beyoootch was to bring me my dinner while Im all up in some restaurant I would throw up. they're for lazy people who dont wanna keep theyselves clean.(I'm speaking in ebonics so you can understand) shave your head and put a blonde wig on so we can stand to look at yo azzzes!
I can't believe you think you have to use such racist language, do you think that just because a persons skin is dark that they have little to no ability to speak english, or that they can only read slang? How rude! As long as a person is clean what differance does it make? Why is it any different for a white person to braid their hair than it is for a black person?
JPB

Glenside, PA

#20 Apr 30, 2007
concerned mom wrote:
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I can't believe you think you have to use such racist language, do you think that just because a persons skin is dark that they have little to no ability to speak english, or that they can only read slang? How rude! As long as a person is clean what differance does it make? Why is it any different for a white person to braid their hair than it is for a black person?
go live in PG county and you'll change your statement Mom.
Joe

Glen Burnie, MD

#21 Apr 30, 2007
concerned mom wrote:
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Why is it any different for a white person to braid their hair than it is for a black person?
when a white person braids their hair, they dont keep it that way for extended periods of time.
so, when they take it out of the braids at night and wash it, it gets clean.
cornrows are not normally taken out as often.

but, you are correct, I have seen some white people that could certainly use a course on personal hygene.

personally, I take two to three showers a day.
one in the morning, one in the afternoon if Ive been sweating alot, and always one before bed.

I hate to be able to smell people, and I can only assume that they dont care to smell me either.
Looter

Raleigh, NC

#24 May 6, 2007
Hey "concered mom", you say your skin "may be white" is it or not? if you are how are you gonna feel when a corn row wearing, big clock around his neck, smelling like a bottle of coconut oil driving a crown vic with 22's shows up to take your sweet little daughter out...you still gonna say the same crap you say now? I didnt say that all of them are lazy or filthy...just that those stinkin a55 corn rows are for lazy people that dont wanna wash. FYI they cant wash thier hair every day like white folks anyway or thier hair would break off!! But wait, since you are "white" with black ancestory you already know this I assume.
Joe

Glen Burnie, MD

#26 May 6, 2007
chimps make kinda cool pets.

I think you can train them to do housework.
you just have to lock the booze up.
jeff

Edison, NJ

#27 May 6, 2007
you racist people need to stop making assumptions on a whole race based on a few people

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