Earlier this month, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a company that refused to hire a woman because she wouldn’t cut off her locs.
The EEOC claimed that banning dreadlocks was a form of racial discrimination because “prohibition in the workplace constitutes race discrimination because dreadlocks are a manner of wearing the hair that is physiologically and culturally associated with people of African descent.”
The court ruled to support the company, essentially deeming dreadlocks as unprofessional. So, while Marc Jacobs can appropriate the style in the name of ‘high fashion,’ Black men and women have to fear for their jobs if they choose to wear their hair in locs.
But that doesn’t stop people from proudly wearing the hairstyle. From Bob Marley to Zendaya, to Lil Wayne, watch above for a tribute to some of our favorite stars who have shown their Black pride by rocking locs from the stage, to the red carpet and beyond.
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Stone Soul 2016 [PHOTOS]
14 photos Launch gallery
1. @lifeofdesiigner has the #1 song in the countryyyy! performing live at #stonesoulrva right now!!!
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2. Behind the scenes interview with 112 & @djkingtutt804 . Check out the full interview on Facebook live!
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3. 💙💖 my oldest princess and I #stonesoul2016 #stonesoulrva #rva #summerfestival #ipower92 @ipowerrichmond #vitiligo #vitiligomodel #vitiligoin #confidence #hot #vitiligopride #nocuredontcare #vitiligobeauty #vitiligobeauties
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4. Lil Kim just KILLED #stonesoulrva ! lighters up!!!
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5. Behind th scene with @camvseverything & @yogottikom at #stonesoulrva
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6. Paris Nicole and MadeInTYO
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7. Another @hot1041stl #superjam2016 artist s going live n Richmond for #stonesoulrva
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8. @camvseverything backstage with @madeintyo at #stonesoulrva !!!
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9. @paris_nicole & @thebellereport backstage at #stonesoulrva !!!!
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10. Dreezy @hot1041stl #superjam2016 we live in Richmond va for #stonesoulrva
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11. Paris Nicole getting ready for Stone Soul 2016
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12. @dreezydreezy just finished up her interview with @camvseverything !!! #stonesoulrva
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13. Big G and I #Wpgc #DC live at #stonesoulrva
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14. @yogottikom about to shut the city down #StoneSoulRVA
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