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    Angry To Keep His Job Black French Flight Attendant Forced to Cover Dreadlocks with Bad Wig

    SMH!! Not sure if this was posted or not.

    http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/...-with-bad-wig/




    To Keep His Job Black French Flight Attendant Forced to Cover Dreadlocks with Bad Wig

    Tuesday May 15, 2012 – by Britni Danielle


    Despite more and more African-descended people embracing their natural hair, certain hairstyles are still seen as “unprofessional” by some companies, causing employees to change their hairstyle or risk being reprimanded by their employers.

    According to a petition demanding Air France reviews its policies on hair, one flight attendant claims he was forced to hide his dreadlocks under a horrible toupee to please his bosses.

    The blog Afro-Europe reports that Aboubakar Traoré, a Frenchman of Ivorian descent, was hired by Air France in 1999. Although he’s been wearing dreadlocks for a while, Traoré was recently called in by management and told that his hair was harming the company’s image and that he’d have to wear a wig or risk losing his job.

    Ironically, black female flight attendants are allowed to wear braids and dreadlocks, but not their male counterparts.

    Earlier this month demonstrators gathered in Paris to protest Air France’s policy, and a petition was started to get the company to update its rules to reflect the ethnic diversity of its employees.

    Although companies have the right to institute policies on employee appearance, allowing workers to style their hair in neat, conservative styles—despite the texture—would not only make them happier, but would signal to customers that the company is progressive and diverse.
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    Bwahahahahahaha! @ that pic

    Black men are at the bottom of that pile so, we'll just have to wait for black women to collectively have their civil liberties in that regard. Funny pic(s) from another subjugated wage slave story. Hopefully he's doing something, with his income, worth the indignities. I think I'd have rather worn a skirt and blouse than that fugg all wig. Tough choices for that paper. Queer people have more clout and unity than blacks though.
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    .... Dread-ful. Good luck with the petition bro.

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    how did he get those locs under that wig without his head looking all huge and bumpy?

    but rally, considering it's france.. i'm somewhat surprised he was even able to get the job considering how non BBR he is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intellexual View Post
    Queer people have more clout and unity than blacks though.
    Queer people don't have more power per se. It's more a matter of rich, white men who happen to be gay. It's more about race and economics (and power) than sexuality.

    To the article, Black folks have to fight the fight regardless of geography.
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    Before we get upset, what is the hair policy for male flight attendants at Air France? Generally speaking, I've never seen a male flight attendant with long hair on any airline.


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    all i saw was that pic. i was done, i tell you. DONE.


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    ^^me too!!!

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    ^^^^Me three!!! Whooo!

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    That sucks.

    How did they get those locs to lay flat like that?

    I like him the 1st way...

    I've been seeing a lot of guys with long locs in a ponytail wearing a suit.....
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