Hampton Steps on Cultural Nerve with No-Braids Policy
Hamilton, Kendra, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY STEPPED HARD ON A CULTURAL NERVE WHEN NEWS OF THE no-braids, no-dreads policy for males in the five-year M.B.A. program leaked out earlier this year. Officials at the university appear to have been blindsided by the negative reactions. "We've had this policy in place for six years," says university spokeswoman Yuri Milligan with a note of bewilderment.
Outrage came in waves, spurred on when a chiding letter to Hampton president William Harvey, from Susan Taylor, editorial director of Essence Communications Inc., began circulating the Internet.
The school tried to "quiet down" each wave of criticism, but "finally, we had to go on CNN," to try and calm the …
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Publication information: Article title: Hampton Steps on Cultural Nerve with No-Braids Policy. Contributors: Hamilton, Kendra - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 23. Issue: 10 Publication date: June 29, 2006. Page number: 24. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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