African American teens say they were denied jobs at Six Flags over hairstyles

ARLINGTON, Texas – Two African American teens say they were denied jobs at Six Flags Over Texas because of their hairstyles.

Both teens were told they would have to cut their hair if they wanted jobs at the Arlington amusement park, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Brandon Kobe Pierce, 16, told WFAA-TV he’s worn his hair in a braid that reaches just past his shoulders for his whole life. He recently interviewed for a job at Six Flags Over Texas, and said interviewers told him his braid wouldn’t be allowed.

Pierce said he left the interview feeling dejected because he considers the braid a part of his identity. The

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