Court Of Appeals Ruling On Dreadlocks and Employers
Life Issues Facing Dreads
The courts are determining what is mutable vs what isn't. And- Perhaps they didn't consider the fact that certain hair types (course) regardless of race require more work to avoid loc'ing. Not a single human was born with a choice of our hair type. The argument could be creatively rewritten to circumvent and address the reality of style grooming to be the "choice" and mutable issue here. Hair type isn't isolated to race, but is more pronounced in certain genetics which contain higher concentration of particular races. Am I making sense?
As for spirituality, if a muslim can walk around with head garb protected by "rights", I don't see why other religions can't have the same rights if loc'ing is in their beliefs. I'm certain this issue will be tested again. Hopefully with more liberty to give individuals protection against discrimination.