i’m all for suing people and everything.

but come on, lady.  you know you in the wrong right here.

Woman Says JC Penny Refused Service Because She is Black

LOS ANGELES — A woman is suing a local beauty salon for what she claims is a blatant act of discrimination.

Brenda McElmore says she went to a JC Penny’s hair salon in Downey two months ago to get her hair dyed and was refused service.

“We don’t do African-American hair.” McElmore said she was told by a receptionist and a manager.  McElmore says she was then told to go elsewhere to get her hair done.

McElmore says she faced similar indignities when she was growing up.

“When we were going through town, going through Texas, we would have to ask, “Where is the Black part of town?” “I lived those things,” she added.

In a letter sent to McElmore by JC Penny, the company apologized for her experience, but said that the hairdressers at the salon did not have the proficiencies to perform the services she required, and that they would rather not attempt to do her hair if they cannot perform the service as required.

However, a witness for the plaintiff, who is being represented by Gloria Allred, said that licensed cosmetologists are trained to do hair of customers of every race.


would you trust your fingerwaves, french rolls, & waterfall curls to this lady?

would you trust your fingerwaves, french rolls, & waterfall curls to this lady?

okay.  i mean i guess technically, she’s right.  they did refuse her service because of her ethnicity.  TECHNICALLY.  but they didnt turn her away b/c she’s black, they did it b/c they dont know how to do her hair.  what they shld have done was tell her flat out ‘we dont know how to do black folk’s hair, but if you want to let us try anyway, we will, but don’t bite our heads off if it comes out shitty/bald/etc.’ 

but come on now.  i dont buy for 2 seconds that line abt all hairdressers being trained to do all hair types.  or okay, i can buy that it’s part of their training.  but if after that training is over, you work in predominantly white or black salons, how sharp are your hair skills gon be on heads of different textures?  i can tell you off top, i am not takin my naps to somebody who hasnt had them at some point in his/her life.  i dunno if she’s had that wig plastered to her head for so long that she thinks it’s her natural texture or what, but really.  she shld know better.

plus she’s in freaking LA.  why she tryna get her hair done at JC Penny anyway?? aint no black hair spots in LA???

2 responses to “i’m all for suing people and everything.

  1. She should be glad. JCP woulda fucked up her hair but good.

  2. First of all. I do hair for a living and they train you on all things. Doesn’t mean that you are going to be good at it. They didn’t refuse service on her. They just didn’t know how to do her hair. It takes more time and more skills to do a black womans hair than any other ethnic hair. Many people don’t know how to do certain hair styles, thats why everyone that works in a hair studio knows a different skill. Give me a break…Why is it that every time a black person walks into someone’s door and they come across someone who doesn’t know what they are doing…they automatically think that its because they are black. Give me a break. I’m black and people like her are making the black race look bad. I hear so many story’s about my race talking about others being racist. I believe that my race is more racist than any other ethnic group. You never hear any other ethnic using the race card. What kind of signal is that sending the other ethnic groups. I’m so fed-up with this stuff that it makes me sick. I think that she shouldn’t get anything. If this is the case than all other ethnic’s should start using the race card. They are minority now. We do have a black president now. She shouldn’t get anything but a kick in butt and for her to go back to her trailer home!

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