Black Women Whose Hair Cost Them Their Jobs
Her natural hair may have gotten TV weather woman Rhonda Lee fired in 2012 from her meteorologist anchor position with KTBS 3 News, an ABC affiliate in Shreveport, LA, but she wasn’t leaving quietly. Lee took her story to the press. It all started when Lee personally responded to several racially insensitive messages on the station’s Facebook page. “The first Facebook post dealt with a viewer who thought that she did a good job, but needed to change her hairstyle,” reported News One.
While the station said Lee was fired for violating its social media policy, Lee and her supporters claimed it was over the TV personality defending her right to wear natural hair. And she filed an EEOC complaint against the station.