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    White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    PHILADELPHIA - Police in Philadelphia say a white officer who came to work with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to get a haircut because the braids violated department standards.

    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.

    "They pulled him out of roll call and took him right up to the inspector's office," said an officer who asked to remain anonymous.
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    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?

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    It is racist and sexist of you to raise these issues! Or was it racist and sexist to single out the pasty pale guy? I get confused.
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Black female officers may wear braids, but I bet the male officers aren't allowed to.

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    It is racist and sexist of you to raise these issues! Or was it racist and sexist to single out the pasty pale guy? I get confused.
    Again, more BS from the P-C crowd. Its not professional for officers to wear that haircut, but they are afraid to enforce it on black officers. How sad.

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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?
    if no men can wear them, white or black, what's the issue here?

    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 KillerAngel View Post
    Again, more BS from the P-C crowd. Its not professional for officers to wear that haircut, but they are afraid to enforce it on black officers. How sad.

    I have a friend who claims that, "the white man is currently the most abused and over-worked group in america." More and more, I see the point validated.
    really? are you sure black male officers wear cornrows in philly?

    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

    Political correctness run amuck.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    really? are you sure black male officers wear cornrows in philly?
    Its what the Philly Daily News reported in the opening post. I'm certainly not going to drive to philly with my tail lights out to find out myself.
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    Re: White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

    If one male officer is not allowed to wear cornrows then it should apply to other male officers as well and preferably to all officers not just males. Racism is racism, calling it reverse racism only hints that it might not be actual racism.
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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?
    Ahahaha

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