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Cornrows at Howard - Banned!

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2006, 11:40:55 PM »
HEHEHE :P

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2006, 11:41:23 PM »
I am watching CNN right now. I think they'll run the Howard clip shortly. Based on what I have read here, I find it disturbing that Howard would think to ban hairstyles instead of working to change the perceptions affiliated with them. They are taking the cowards way out in this case--conformity. I am not sure if I can hate Howard all that much for it
it. Kids go to B-school in order to build careers not "find out who they are," and Howard has a responsibility to get them jobs. Could Howard really win this fight? Not if it wants to maintain its B-school. It is a battle between personal identity and corporate identity, and there no clear winner, only personal battles waged on differnt fronts.

I know that corporate America has its own set of ideals, but they shouldn't be unchanging. They will only change if people take stands. I don't know where the stand is to be taken. The B-school is one front, but the workplace is the other. I think my question is this: Is corporate America pushing everything toward white culture, or has corprate America created its own culture free from the grips of anything other than getting the deal done? It is possible that corporate culture has emerged from white culture as well, making the first question pretty empty. If corporate culture is eradicating any sense of self celebrated by any culture, then its fair in a bizarre way. If it wants to exclude African-American culture, it is racist :P

As I write this, I am thinking Howard should probably stay out of it.

I'll post more after I see the report.

excellent analysis.

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2006, 11:42:15 PM »
I was going to bed until I saw that  :D

JG to AL: My man GJ is online. Did you read his post? He's brilliant isn't he!?

I think JG's your biggest fan  ;) Now you two are gonna gang up on me!!!

Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2006, 11:42:50 PM »
JG to AL: My man GJ is online. Did you read his post? He's brilliant isn't he!?

I think JG's your biggest fan  ;) Now you two are gonna gang up on me!!!

JG is NOT GJ's biggest fan.  *I* am GJ's biggest fan. ;D

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2006, 11:44:57 PM »
JG has been dying for you to get online  :D

I find the whole thing funny. My job isn't exactly "corporate," but they want me to dress a certain way and keep my hair "cut.". More often than not I'll give 'em what they want. Every few days I'll come in rockin' jeans, Jordan's, and a mini-fro. Gets em every time :P


Every now and then I break out "the accent"  ;D

Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2006, 11:46:12 PM »
BTW, GJ, I've hit 5000.  Time to flame away!

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2006, 11:46:27 PM »
JG has been dying for you to get online  :D

I find the whole thing funny. My job isn't exactly "corporate," but they want me to dress a certain way and keep my hair "cut.". More often than not I'll give 'em what they want. Every few days I'll come in rockin' jeans, Jordan's, and a mini-fro. Gets em every time :P


Every now and then I break out "the accent"  ;D

especially when the girls at goldman called you ghetto...and you have straight hair. lol.

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2006, 11:47:25 PM »
I was going to bed until I saw that  :D

JG to AL: My man GJ is online. Did you read his post? He's brilliant isn't he!?

I think JG's your biggest fan  ;) Now you two are gonna gang up on me!!!

JG is impressive. He usually posts before I get a chance to, making it so I don't need to. Its fun in an annoying "he beat me" kinda way.

JG=GJ in reverse.

Coincidence? I think not!

John Galt

Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2006, 11:50:51 PM »
CNN is taking really long with the howard report. Seems like we'll be last :P

surprise, surprise ;D

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Re: Cornrows at Howard - Banned!
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2006, 11:51:12 PM »
especially when the girls at goldman called you ghetto...and you have straight hair. lol.


Why you putting my sh!t out there!?

But yeah, I went STRAIGHT to HR with that mess. And it was a teleconference so they didn't know what I looked like. They only knew I went to Howard.

Lesson: Always make sure the mute button is on  ;) :D