Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dreadlocks? Yes. You cannot work at Six Flags.

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?


  1. COMPLETELY unacceptable. Another attempt to tell beautiful brown people that they are socially unacceptable.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I completely agree, it is unacceptable. There are many lawyers, doctors and teachers that wear dreadlocks and they are qualified to do their jobs. The way a person decides to wear their hair has nothing to do with what's in their head and their ability to do a particular job.

  2. I respectufully disagree with you on this one. Nothing mentioned in the statement issued is race specific. Dreadlocks are certainly not specific to black people only. Unless you can show me where white people with variations in hair colors, dreadlocks, partially shaved heads, tails, and hairstyles that impair vision are allowed to work at Six Flags but black people are excluded, you can't really claim racisim. I do agree that their policy is dated and even out of touch but racist I would have to say no.

    1. Thank you Angie. We welcome all comments whether they agree or disagree with our conclusions/opinions. In the above article, we pointed out that Six Flags was discriminating against people with dreadlocks. We do understand that people of all races wear dreadlocks so it is not our intention to paint Six Flags as a racist organization but a discriminatory organization. The reference to 1954 was stated as a way to tie in discrimination to the post. Thank you again for taking the time to read and contribute to our blog.


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