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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Political correctness run amuck.
    could you please expound? can black male officers wear cornrows?

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Just plain stupid I'm afraid, and probably racist if he has been singled out if his male black colleagues are allowed cornrows. The report doesn't ever say male black policemen are allowed cornrow hairstyles - just black female officers - so there is a small doubt.

    Reverse Racism or is there more to this story that hasn't been reported yet?
    no, it didn't report that. did you miss this?:

    Interviewed by the Daily News, Vanore said he couldn't explain why black officers with cornrows weren't ordered to get haircuts unless they're women. The policy for female officers is slightly more permissive, he said.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    could you please expound? can black male officers wear cornrows?
    If you are correct then this issue is basically a man whining he can't wear a dress to work.
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you are correct then this issue is basically a man whining he can't wear a dress to work.
    Ha wait...so you are saying that a white man wanting to wear cornrows is like a a man of any race wanting to wear a dress?

    Are you therefore implying that cornrows are a black-only hairstyle just as dresses are a woman-only style?
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you are correct then this issue is basically a man whining he can't wear a dress to work.
    and as such, no discrimination applies.

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by KillerAngel View Post
    Ha wait...so you are saying that a white man wanting to wear cornrows is like a a man of any race wanting to wear a dress?
    If what liblady is saying is true that it is only female officers who are allowed to wear cornrows then the male officer in the story would be basically complaining why he can't wear a dress to work. If however this part "even though the paper reported dozens of black officers wear cornrows." of the article refers to black male officers then it is blatant racism. However the newspaper blatantly left out gender,so we do not know if they are actually referring to black males officers or black female officers.


    Are you therefore implying that cornrows are a black-only hairstyle just as dresses are a woman-only style?
    No.Cornrows can be for anyone regardless of race, dresses are only for women or mentally disturbed men pretending to be women. If the police department only allows women to wear to wear cornrows just like some probably women to wear skirts/dresses as a part of their uniform then this is basically a man whining that he can't wear a dress. IF the police policy says no one is allowed to wear cornrows and they still allow females to wear cornrows then this is a issue of sexism.
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    could you please expound? can black male officers wear cornrows?
    from the source

    The Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday that Officer Thomas Strain was put on desk duty this month because of the braids, even though the paper reported dozens of black officers wear cornrows.
    Interviewed by the Daily News, Vanore said he couldn't explain why black officers with cornrows weren't ordered to get haircuts unless they're women. The policy for female officers is slightly more permissive, he said.
    It appears that many black officers have cornrows, they can't explain why they are allowed to unless they are women since the standards are different. But there is no explanation as to why black males officers with cornrows are allowed to keep it.

    In the end, it's silly. The department has standards, which should be enforced equally. It appears that maybe it's not in this case, but I'm developing a huge amount of apathy for this case as I don't care about hair styles.
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No.Cornrows can be for anyone regardless of race, dresses are only for women or mentally disturbed men pretending to be women.
    Just like guys wearing skirts must be mentally disturbed men pretending to be women, right?



    Now I'm sure you're wanting to go "That's different, that's a kilt". Well, you're correct. Its a different thing, because in that society it is socially acceptable for men to wear skirts, aka kilts, and it not be "weird". Its a unisexual type of dress.

    Similarly...

    Cornrows are NOT like a guy wanting to wear a dress, because societally it is not considered odd or agaisnt the norm for a guy to wear that hair style any more than a female.

    As such, it is a distinct difference between rules for men and rules for women.

    Now me, personally, I have no issue with that. I actually do understand at times due to society there are gonig to be allowable variations to what is okay for varying types of people.

    However, I'm very interested to hear from many of our female contingent that always scream about mysogeny and inequality and everything else of the like. Are men and women meant to be equal? If so, do you agree that a female should get more lax rules regarding their hair style then men do? If you do believe that, how do you justify it to this notion of equality when in reality you're wanting superiority in some places of what women can do over men. Why are we allowing this seemingly "Seperate but equal" argument that its okay that he can't wear it because even though women can do it, men can't, so he's equal to all the other man. Is that not like saying "Its okay that gay people can not get married to each other, because straight people can't marry the same sex either. They are free to marry the opposite sex though, its okay" or "Its okay that the blacks can't go to the same school as the whites, because we're going to give the blacks schools, so he's still able to go to school so while he's seperate from the whites its okay because its equal".

    So for all those that are such strong proponents of womens rights and against mysogeny, what is your view on this seeming double standard (if it is the case its allowable simply for women and not for men) that women are allowed freer rules in regards to looks and appearance than their male counter part?

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    from the source





    It appears that many black officers have cornrows, they can't explain why they are allowed to unless they are women since the standards are different. But there is no explanation as to why black males officers with cornrows are allowed to keep it.

    In the end, it's silly. The department has standards, which should be enforced equally. It appears that maybe it's not in this case, but I'm developing a huge amount of apathy for this case as I don't care about hair styles.
    so it's not been determined if black men are allowed to wear cornrows.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so it's not been determined if black men are allowed to wear cornrows.
    The article doesn't state which sexes have them, but the article seems to imply that both men and women in the department have them, with the only valid excuse being able to be applied to women as they have lax rules about their hair.
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