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No Dreadlocks for You

When is a hairstyle more than a just a fashion statement? Perhaps when it’s a symbol of racial identity. But that’s rarely the case, according to a recent federal case that held that dreadlocks aren’t a racial characteristic. Lots of people are understandably upset about the outcome, but the decision is correct as a matter of current law. Lawmakers can and should remedy the situation by adding new protections for everyone working under unjustified dress codes.
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