Call to Abolish Six Flags’ Discriminatory Grooming Policy
According Six Flags’ grooming standards for employees the company does not permit “any hairstyle that detracts or takes away from Six Flags’ theme.” Six Flags’ grooming policy is as follows: “Six Flags enforces a conservative grooming policy across all parks. The policy does not permit certain hairstyles such as variations in hair colors, dreadlocks, partially shaved heads, tails, and hairstyles that impair vision. Braided hair is allowed but must be in neat, even rows and without beads or other ornaments.”
The American Civil Liberties Union believes that defining locked hair as inherently unprofessional is racially insensitive at best — and potentially discriminatory at worst.
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