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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. Women's dry cleaning still costs more?
I thought that discrimination was found to be illegal ten or more years ago.
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  -AL salon charges black women $15 more than white women for hair care BurtWorm  May-31-05 10:29 AM   #0 
  - It IS bullshit, but I could actually see it being an innocent idiocy.  Vash the Stampede   May-31-05 10:32 AM   #1 
  - Yes, I can kind of see that.  crispini   May-31-05 10:38 AM   #3 
  - Do salons that specialize in black women's hair charge more  BurtWorm   May-31-05 10:44 AM   #8 
  - I don't know either.  crispini   May-31-05 11:00 AM   #13 
  - not really  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:44 PM   #38 
  - drycleaners also charge more for a "blouse"  FLDem5   May-31-05 05:32 PM   #44 
  - Believe it or not, there is a theoretically valid argument for that  AntiCoup2K4   Jun-01-05 10:16 AM   #55 
     - And there is a valid argument for hair, too  blurp   Jun-03-05 05:19 AM   #99 
  - Yes they do.  Horse with no Name   May-31-05 11:22 PM   #48 
  - One kind of hair?  Karenina   May-31-05 11:09 AM   #15 
     - hey there  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:33 PM   #33 
        - Rinse, lather, rinse  Karenina   May-31-05 04:19 PM   #40 
  - Simple solution? Charge by time+materials, not by service.  eyesroll   May-31-05 10:40 AM   #5 
  - I've never worked in one either, but I don't think it's feasible.  Vash the Stampede   May-31-05 10:41 AM   #6 
  - You really want to put that accounting burden  mnmod   May-31-05 10:42 AM   #7 
     - Well, plenty of small companies already do time+materials.  eyesroll   May-31-05 11:05 AM   #14 
        - still pretty silly...  mnmod   May-31-05 01:05 PM   #17 
           - She's being charged more because she's black.  BurtWorm   May-31-05 01:10 PM   #18 
              - No she is being charged more because her hair is harder to do!  mnmod   May-31-05 01:28 PM   #19 
                 - How do they know her hair is harder to do before they actually do it?  BurtWorm   May-31-05 01:31 PM   #20 
                 - Yes....  mnmod   May-31-05 02:46 PM   #21 
                    - So you think they asked her if she was Irish?  BurtWorm   May-31-05 02:55 PM   #23 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   May-31-05 03:14 PM   #27 
                 - hey we can up and have a huge reaction  mnmod   May-31-05 06:03 PM   #45 
                    - Because hair is different does not mean that it is more difficult  kwassa   Jun-01-05 11:56 AM   #59 
                 - really? how is it that you know what the texture of her hair is?  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:19 PM   #28 
                 - I agree, this is ***NOT**** racism  OKJackson   May-31-05 04:59 PM   #41 
                 - stereotypical...you use the word, but you don't seem to grasp  noiretblu   May-31-05 05:30 PM   #42 
                    - Do you run a salon?  mnmod   May-31-05 09:51 PM   #46 
                       - did you read the article?  noiretblu   May-31-05 11:24 PM   #49 
                       - Of course they don't run salons. They just think they know better anyway.  blurp   Jun-03-05 05:28 AM   #101 
                 - Actually, a lot of Irish people have thick, frizzy curls as well...  buddyhollysghost   Jun-01-05 04:26 PM   #68 
                    - have your relatives ever been charged more  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:58 PM   #79 
  - nah...it's just ignorant because not all black women have the same hair  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:23 PM   #30 
  - Well, if it takes more time to do, then it isn't bullshit then, is it?  blurp   Jun-03-05 05:21 AM   #100 
  - Im no expert  mnmod   May-31-05 10:34 AM   #2 
  - really? what is the difference?  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:35 PM   #34 
     - question tho.....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:14 PM   #62 
        - no, not as far as i know  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 04:51 PM   #75 
           - You said she was black right?  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:56 PM   #78 
              - no...not as far as i know  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:03 PM   #80 
                 - So kinda like other Department Store Salons....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 05:11 PM   #85 
                    - frankly...i would never, ever have my hair done in a dept. store  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:13 PM   #86 
                       - don't sleep on Department Stores and Regis and the like tho....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 05:26 PM   #89 
                          - LMAO...  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:39 PM   #92 
  - I can see it being innocent as well. Long-haired gals get charged more  mcscajun   May-31-05 10:39 AM   #4 
  - Men with pattern baldness get charged the same for haircuts as men with  kwassa   May-31-05 10:46 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, but it works out for you guys...you get your alterations free  mcscajun   May-31-05 10:50 AM   #12 
  - I never get alterations free! More injustice!  kwassa   May-31-05 11:38 AM   #16 
  - Tell that to the store I just bought a suit from  dsc   May-31-05 03:08 PM   #25 
  - We do? Direct me to THAT store!!  Vash the Stampede   May-31-05 03:41 PM   #37 
  - Not in Barnstable Village.  Pacifist Patriot   May-31-05 05:31 PM   #43 
  - I went once to have my long hair CUT off, and they wanted to charge more  SoCalDem   May-31-05 02:52 PM   #22 
  - Yeah  Piperay   Jun-03-05 04:25 AM   #97 
  - Women's hair cuts costs more than men's too  Mizmoon   May-31-05 10:46 AM   #10 
  - Women's dry cleaning still costs more?  BurtWorm   May-31-05 10:48 AM   #11 
     - nope.. blouses cost more than men's shirts. n/t  progressivebydesign   Jun-01-05 12:17 AM   #53 
  - Not all black people have the same hair texture  DesertedRose   May-31-05 03:02 PM   #24 
  - thanks for stating the obvious  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:22 PM   #29 
  - When my hair was longer paid more for a haircut. Anywhere from five  BlueStateGirl   May-31-05 03:11 PM   #26 
  - mens hair is cheaper to cut then womens  TorchTheWitch   May-31-05 03:24 PM   #31 
  - funny...the rush to excuse this practice  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:29 PM   #32 
  - Who is making excuses? If it takes longer to do someone's hair based on  BlueStateGirl   May-31-05 03:39 PM   #36 
     - ahem..."IF" is the operative word  noiretblu   May-31-05 03:47 PM   #39 
  - Dillard's has a history of racial discrimination:  Lars39   May-31-05 03:37 PM   #35 
  - What would they charge this woman?  Bluebear   May-31-05 09:58 PM   #47 
  - Touche  angee_is_mad   May-31-05 11:52 PM   #50 
  - Does this mean condasleeza had to pay $800 for her inaugural do?  lonestarnot   May-31-05 11:54 PM   #51 
  - We had this discussion before here on DU, another salon.  progressivebydesign   Jun-01-05 12:15 AM   #52 
  - This is an ignorant question, but, what is a "set"?  BurtWorm   Jun-01-05 10:03 AM   #54 
     - a wash and a set  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 10:16 AM   #56 
     - The 75% markup is what gets me.  BurtWorm   Jun-01-05 10:59 AM   #57 
        - well, according to some  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 11:26 AM   #58 
     - a set depends on the style...  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:19 PM   #63 
        - $15 worth of technique?  BurtWorm   Jun-01-05 04:25 PM   #66 
        - it makes sense.....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:35 PM   #69 
           - How much more would you charge for long hair?  BurtWorm   Jun-01-05 04:37 PM   #71 
              - well my hair is pretty long....and  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:49 PM   #74 
        - sets are not generally done on really kinky hair textures  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 04:26 PM   #67 
           - Yeah - you wouldn't do sets on natural hair  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:36 PM   #70 
              - hey...are you a hairstlyist?  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 04:37 PM   #72 
                 - nope.....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 04:53 PM   #76 
                    - one of the funniest books i've ever read was (mostly) about hair  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:07 PM   #82 
                       - i had locks once.....  MsTryska   Jun-01-05 05:21 PM   #88 
                          - LOL...i don't know why some people like those "tails"  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:31 PM   #91 
  - Charging more based on race is clearly discrimination  ultraist   Jun-01-05 12:50 PM   #60 
  - I used to work for a hair care distributor  nomatrix   Jun-01-05 04:07 PM   #61 
  - We don't know what they charge anyone for coloring their hair.  BurtWorm   Jun-01-05 04:21 PM   #64 
  - thanks for the info  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 04:23 PM   #65 
  - I had it happen to me !!!  lynne   Jun-01-05 04:40 PM   #73 
  - they charged you because of the length and texture of your hair  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 04:55 PM   #77 
     - Thank you. That is exactly my point -  lynne   Jun-01-05 11:38 PM   #94 
        - this suit is alleging racial discrimination  noiretblu   Jun-02-05 04:56 PM   #95 
  - My hair may be difficult to manage at times but  jmm   Jun-01-05 05:04 PM   #81 
  - they shouldn't charge at all to experiment  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:09 PM   #83 
  - FACT AA womens hair to style is much more labor intensive  ElsewheresDaughter   Jun-01-05 05:10 PM   #84 
  - does this apply to every AA female in the entire world?  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 05:19 PM   #87 
  - I'm White and my hair is very thick, coarse, and curly.  ccbombs   Jun-03-05 04:29 AM   #98 
  - Ex-wife owned a Salon, Daughter is a Cosmetologist...  BiggJawn   Jun-01-05 05:30 PM   #90 
  - i don't think your comment is racist  noiretblu   Jun-01-05 06:32 PM   #93 
  - I'll take your word on the difference in hair care  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-03-05 05:33 AM   #102 
  - What a crock  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-03-05 03:42 AM   #96 
 

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