In a video at Your Black World, Dr. Boyce Watkins weighs in on the story of Jose Reyes, who was reportedly told that he must cut his dreadlocks as a condition of his $106 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Your Black World reports:
Jose said “no problem,” so the issue was settled quickly. But this leads to a deeper discussion about what many people of color experience in the workplace … your boss tells you that who you are and your current look doesn’t fit the culture of the company: Your natural hair should be replaced by a perm or your goatee makes you look too militant. Most of us have been there before. Is this cultural bias or just the way it is? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the Reyes situation and ask, “How much is too much when it comes to fitting in?
Read more at Your Black World.