According to a report from Virginia’s ABC news station, Hampton University has banned some of it’s male business students from wearing dreadlocks or cornrows.
Though it only applies to a specific group of students enrolled in a leadership course, it has still caused a great deal of controversy.
But Sid Credle, dean of Hampton’s business school, maintains that such hairstyles prevent students from securing employment once they graduate.
“‘All we’re trying to do is make sure our students get into the job,’ Credle told ABC. ‘What they do after that, that’s you know, their business.’
It’s no surprise that the ruling has been an unpopular one with the student body. Many believe that the braided and twisted ‘dos should have no bearing on their education and professional pursuits.
Uriah Bethea, an incoming freshman at Hampton who wears his hair in deadlocks, told ABC– “I don’t think it should matter what the hairstyle. It’s my life. I should be able to do whatever I want to do.”
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