New Morehouse College Dress Code Discriminates Against Thugs, Drag Queens
Atlanta's Morehouse College rolled out some new rules and they're sure to get a lot of students mad and/or suspended.
The all-male historically black institution, in an effort to “get back to the legacy” of Morehouse leaders, has enacted an "appropriate attire policy."
- no caps, do-rags and/or hoods in classrooms, the cafeteria, or other indoor venues
- no sun glasses worn in class or at formal programs
- no jeans at major programs, as well as no sagging pants on campus
- no clothing with derogatory or lewd messages either in words or pictures
- no wearing of pajamas in public spaces
- "decorative orthodontic appliances" (“grillz”, for instance) shall not be worn on the campus or at college-sponsored events.
- no wearing of clothing usually worn by women (dresses, tops, tunics, purses, pumps, etc.) on the Morehouse campus or at college-sponsored events.
Students that violate the new rules could face academic suspension.
“We expect our young men to be Renaissance men,” Dr. William Bynum, vice president of the Office of Student Services said. “When people go about campus we want them to represent the college in an appropriate manner....The image of a strong black man needs to be upheld. And if anyone sees this policy as something that is restrictive then maybe Morehouse is not the place for you.”
Obviously, the Morehouse men who enjoy carrying purses, (or, perhaps the ones in the above photos who took part in the school's homecoming fashion show) are not taking this well.
One student told the student newspaper: “The very opposite of change is uniformity. Freedom of expression lives at the root of individuality."
Sidebar: Did you know Hampton University business school in Hampton, Virgina recently announced that students with dreadlocks or braids would have to cut them off to stay in the school? What the hell is going on in the world?!