I came across a story of two women who were denied employment, because of their hair, while surfing the web. At first, I thought it was a joke until I got deeper into the content of the article, "Six Flags Denies Jobs to 2 Women Based on Natural Hair." I am not going to react as I usually do, because I do not want to be labelled as the overly opinionated blogger. I will let the facts speak for itself.
Six Flags issued the following statement, when contacted by ABC news to comment on the allegations:
"Six Flags enforces a conservative grooming policy across all parks. The policy does not permit certain hairstyles such as variations in hair colors, dreadlocks, partially shaved heads, tails, and hairstyles that impair vision. Braided hair is allowed but must be in neat, even rows and without beads or other ornaments."
Really Six Flags? I thought it was 2012 and not 1954.
The statement itself paints Six Flags as a discriminatory organization. Which makes me wonder, who do they have working in their Public Relations department? There are so many things wrong with this picture that I cannot waste any more time writing about this foolery.
What is your opinion on Six Flag's grooming policy?