French Flight Attendant Forced to Wear Bad Wig to Cover Dreadlocks

by / May 15, 2012 Black News 10 Comments

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Traditionally, many corporations, and even military entities, have shunned natural hair on people of African descent.  Even though some companies have relaxed their rules with the swell in the number of blacks with natural hair, others are still stuck to the biased belief that a black person’s natural hair is unkept and unseemly.

The Afro-Europe blog reports that Aboubakar Traoré, a Frenchman who works for Air France, was recently informed by management  that his hair was harming the company’s image and that he’d have to wear a wig or risk losing his job.

Apparently, black women are allowed to wear braids and locs, but not men. Traoré had reportedly been wearing locs for some time before he was called into the office by management.

A petition is being circulated to fight the company’s policy.

Would you wear this wig to keep your job?


10 Comment

  1. I agree. Such artificial hair stinks and is disgusting. I have warned my woman never to have such artificial hair. People wearing such artificial hair tell me they don’t shampoo hair at all. Leave Whites have long hair like thank. Let’s keep our natural hair. It’s beautiful after all.

  2. What were the rules when he was hired? He should not be made to wear this tacky wig.

  3. First this man in African not a Frenchman, In the words of Peter Tosh, “no matter where you come from if you are a Black man your an African”. No, he should not compromise his hair or himself by wearing that awful wig, to keep a job. Fight, Fight stand up for your rights.

  4. I think he should FIGHT it. He had been wearing it for awhile before anything was said. What is the policy of the company on the issue if they have one? If he is a frenchman or african meaning he is from france or africa does not matter he is still black in response to adjoa. Black people are all over the world even europe since the beginning READ! there are black europeans YES! black canadians black australians the fugi people some tribes have black too that slave ship did not just land in America.

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