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There are 42 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Waynesboro Dreadlock Discrimination Suit Settled - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports an.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Roanoke-based moving company will pay $30,000 as part of a settlement with a Waynesboro-area man who says he was denied a job because he wouldn't cut his long, dreadlocked hair.

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Intelligence

Crozet, VA

#1 Aug 17, 2011
Great to know we live in a free nation where someone can't do with their own company as they wish and have to answer to big brother and bend to the will of someone. What ever happened to freedom?! Sorry Christopher you choose to do something you should live the consequences! This makes me sick!!
think about it

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Aug 17, 2011
We wonder why companies close or move out of country.
Thought about it

United States

#3 Aug 17, 2011
Yeah, right! I feel so sorry for the poor corporations who have to deal with such selfish people! How about we don't tax them and encourage them to move overseas where the people don't cause trouble and will work for pennies! Good Thinkin!
Get a haircut

United States

#4 Aug 17, 2011
Would you like to get on an airliner and see your pilot with dreads? Would you want to have open heart surgery and see your surgeon with rasta hair? Would you hire an attorney that had a head full of nappy dreads? No? Me either. Cut your hair, act and look respectable punk!
Get a haircut

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2011
The word n a p p y was censored above! What a bunch of panzies!
ez out

Waynesboro, VA

#6 Aug 17, 2011
shoulda hired him, drugged tested him (mr. rastafarian), and fired him same day. done deal
ez out

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Aug 17, 2011
drug tested, that is
true

Scottsville, VA

#8 Aug 17, 2011
Geez all they had to do was rndom drug testing and bam no more rastafreakaziod
Tina

AOL

#9 Aug 17, 2011
This makes me sick. To think someone can cry religion and get money is a disgrace. Companies have the right to not hire people people because of hair, tattoos, etc.... I wouldn't want someone working for me that was covered in tattoos, body piercings, nasty uncared for beards, etc..... So this idiot can say due to my religion I won't hide or cut my dredlocks, and he can win 30K?????? Well everyone can claim the religion crap and win money.
ccc

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Aug 17, 2011
Obama would be proud of this wealth sharing!
Areyoukiddingme

Apo, AE

#11 Aug 17, 2011
Thought about it wrote:
Yeah, right! I feel so sorry for the poor corporations who have to deal with such selfish people! How about we don't tax them and encourage them to move overseas where the people don't cause trouble and will work for pennies! Good Thinkin!
Thought about it, myself, your clueless. If I were a business owner I would refuse to hire people with dread locks, facial peircings, and visible tattoo's. They look dirty, trashy and unkept. I would want my patrons feel comfortable with my employees. Not like they have to watch them with their belongings. This might be a nice guy but in business appearance is everything. This ruling is a crying shame against ones right's to regulate business. Funny though, government can regulate how their employees look but the private sector can not.

I promise you if a soldier, policeman, or someone working at the Whitehouse had dreadlocks they wouldn't be employed long.
Curious

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Aug 17, 2011
Martha Jefferson Hospital will no longer hire people who smoke. They actually screen (with the regular drug screen) for nicotine....and this gets NO attention - is this kind of the same thing? Personal liberties vs employement? A person has to choose which they want more? I'll take a job over a habit or hair...but that's just me.
wowsa

Douglasville, GA

#13 Aug 17, 2011
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
<quoted text>
Thought about it, myself, your clueless. If I were a business owner I would refuse to hire people with dread locks, facial peircings, and visible tattoo's. They look dirty, trashy and unkept. I would want my patrons feel comfortable with my employees. Not like they have to watch them with their belongings. This might be a nice guy but in business appearance is everything. This ruling is a crying shame against ones right's to regulate business. Funny though, government can regulate how their employees look but the private sector can not.
I promise you if a soldier, policeman, or someone working at the Whitehouse had dreadlocks they wouldn't be employed long.
The job was on a loading dock fer crissakes, filling moving vans. Appearance is everything ??? gimme a break

the only ones that will see him are some prejudiced rednecks doing the same thing, sniggering at him all day.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#14 Aug 17, 2011
I'm surprised at this decision, as I was under the impression that an employer can fire you (or not hire you) for whatever reason they want to. I was fired from a job of 20 years for sending an email from work that had nothing to do with work and there was no email policy in force at all.
Rasta man

Palmyra, VA

#15 Aug 17, 2011
The wheels of society
Are stuck in smut
Lies, Injustice, Ignorance
Timidity and laziness
The very great masters of enslavement
The wheels on society
Just sit and mope
Enslave in the smut
Cause they don't know how to cope

The wheels of society
Are afraid of change
Afraid to get up, afraid to lead
Afraid to make a path and support they needs
So they go deeper in tranquility
Like looking into death waters
As shaded as one mind can see
Yet it can't see what comes in a distance
To attack thee
Rasta man

Palmyra, VA

#16 Aug 17, 2011
Ises unto the Most High Jah Rastafari for blessin' this court w/ a mighty overstanding of Babylon machinations concerning Rastafari and the workplace! The I have experienced a similar situation working w/ children from Elementary to High School age here in Babylon America. Unfortunately, Too many people choose to continue believing stereotypes that Rasta is: Gangsta-"ism", full of negativity & untruths for the youths, or that Ganja will make a youth forget a dinner date with his own grandmother. HaHa, such a foolish creature is Babylon.

InI have always beleived and know more so now than ever before that Ganja can't make a man do evil, only a man can make a man do evil. Them think that Rastafari is gonna go and do something devious to their scheme of how they say the system should work. They wanna continue to feel important w/in their wicked lil system. But Rasta don't even seek devious devices. It's Babylon's own lil devices which will help Rasta tear the walls and build up the wasteplaces. Rasta haffi manifest truth and righteousness so the whole world can see Jah Light.

While the wheels of society grind slowly to a halt InI ask Almighty Father God Jah Rastafari to give strength and a ever firm Itation to Rastafari worldwide for conquering in these times. Let your Inner beauty shine and know that while Jah lead InI ever forward through life, "when Jah got ya front Rasta nah need no one fi got ya back:)"

Jah skillful Guidance
raswyahbaba

Palmyra, VA

#17 Aug 17, 2011
i would like to be optimistic, but i have to say that in this babylon system there is no place for rastafari. however through negotiation and compromise some of us might slip through the crack and enjoy a certain measure of peace and prosperity. what we need though is true and honest liberty in order to make our own policies and practices. right now we are been monitored and the few of us who are allowed to walk in and out of bucky master house must call him friend. only in babylon your friend is more dear to you than your family. so we see our brothers and sisters are still being bought and sold on a regular basis;slavery as usual. the wheel of babylon kingdom are turning slowly and in order to foster change you have to have a lot of patience.take for example a day in court for whatever charge they bring against you,the process that you have to follow from the time they arrest you until they set you free is a test of your spirit, will and power to survive.so in the work force just like the military or tribunal, expect to be questioned about everything imaginably in your life. the answers that you give or not give will be your claim to life, liberty, privacy, security, vitality and your overall happiness. no one wants to feel intimidated or sad;then life sucks. so at all times rastafari has to counteract whatever babylon throws at us. you have to remember like light and darkness ,good and evil, right and wrong ;there is a difference. the time to get complacent is not now, so as we identify, we must be vigilant to see the tables turn, because we have got the power. like a mighty army we are marching to zion and there's no turning back.rastafari is the only way we know that will encourage us to overcome all the oppression that we face every day. give jah thanks and praise for his presence with you, his words of wisdom to guide you and his strength and power to enable and motivate you to do your work. babylon slavery only try to stop rastafari, but we all know that will never happen;from yahshua to rastafari is over two thousand years and this new generation is just getting ready to fight. if we read the bible we can learn from moses to john that the revelation of rastafari is the same. yesterday, today and forever he is the same, dread locks,nappy hair,bushy head whatever i and i will remain a rasta. bob marley say; i man a rasta from creation,so if you consider from everlasting to everlasting i am rastafari. jah power to rastafari in a babylon; there is no need to worry. a spiritual song says; why worry when you can pray, ask yahshua and he will lead the way, dont be a doubting thomas ;remember jah jah promise, why worry when you can pray. in the home, at work and on the street rasta fear no foe and will always be ready to give an answer for the reason of the hope that is in i and i. jah bless, one love, from:raswyahbaba.
pattymary

Palmyra, VA

#19 Aug 17, 2011
what is a rasta? when you see somebody with dreadlocks in the street you say this is a rasta! but what is a rasta? is it somebody only with dreadlocks? why are people so prompt to call rasta everybody with that hair style? is it because the hairstyle means rebellion? it is a social mark to have dreadlocks and it may really mean something.. maybe the people with that hairstyle are all less or more close to the rasta philosophy and life style and rebel against the system..on the other side i know a lot of rastas that cut their locks and may be still rastas in their hearts! and for the case of beenie man for who knows him the jamaican dancehall artist is he a rasta? he has the dreadlocks! who can tell me why sly dunbar cut his locks and why gilberto gil grew his locks later in his life and yes why lenny kravitz used to have pretty locks and cut them one day?i am waiting for your comments!
norest4deweary

Palmyra, VA

#20 Aug 17, 2011
why do you think the republicans and tea party veto every move the president make to assist the poor in their endeavors, they dont want a blackman to get the credits for bringing forward a country the whiteman messed up, cant you people read racist signs when you see them?

when right wing palin and michele bachman talk about wanting their country back what do you think they means by that, dont you know they are saying the blackman took away their country and they want it back?
Julian

Palmyra, VA

#21 Aug 17, 2011
Hello, I am incredibly interested in the culture known as RASTAFARI, I am only 15 years of age and my father has told me that I can be whatever I wish to be. I have picked RASTAFARI because I believe the european white man is killing the earth. I myself am not African, I am ethnic yet I feel that we are living in a society which is evil. The main purpose of my email is that I have a problem and was wondering if you could give me some advice. Through the way of RASTAFARI I have come across the fact that GANJA is taken into consideration. I have only just recently tried this HERB and have enjoyed it on all occasions, but my dad does not support my choice of wanting to join the RASTAFARI way because he is very anti GANJA. He also believes due to the fact he is old and semi ignorant (racist in no way) that RASTAFARI is for outcasts and not a true religion, even though he himself is a Buddhist. Please give me some advice, is it still alright by JAH to smoke GANJA without the consent of my elders , even though to me it does not matter as long as I can honor the way of JAH.

Thank you and PEACE! Julian

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