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Hampton declines locs and cornrows

Monday, September 3, 2012

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Over the past few days we’ve witnessed regression and repression of epic portions as it relates to politics in academia. Although women in Iran have made great strides in academia in the country over the past few years, both in terms of outnumbering and achieving successful academic results over men - 36 of Iran’s universities have authorized the barring of women from enrolling in courses in designated fields. Well, if that isn’t a blow to the proverbial head, then I don’t know what is.

To add insult to injury, much closer to home – the Dean of Hampton University’s Business School Sid Credle has staid a controversial decision that has been in place at the school since 2001, one that bans men [who are enrolled in the five-year program] from wearing locks or cornrows. As reported by ABC, Credle is fixed on the idea that the requirement better assists men in obtaining jobs when they are looking to successfully climb the corporate latter, as it is important to him for students to “look the part”.

Interestingly or not so interestingly, Credle had this to say about the entire debacle:

“When was it that cornrows and dreadlocks were part of African-American history.” He adds, “I mean Charles Drew didn’t wear it; Muhammad Ali didn’t wear it; Martin Luther king didn’t wear it.”

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