No Cornrows

White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows

Police in Philadelphia say a white officer who came to work with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to get a haircut because the braids violated department standards.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday that Officer Thomas Strain was put on desk duty this month because of the braids, even though the paper reported dozens of black officers wear cornrows [Emphasis Murdoc’s].

No, not a big thing in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t sound right.


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