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Banana Republic manager fired after calling employee's hair too 'urban'

A manager at a popular fashion retail store has been fired after pillorying an employee for her style of hair – Cosmopolitan reports.

The manager, who worked at Banana Republic, allegedly chastised a black female staff member for her “urban” and “unkempt” hair.

The employee, Destiny Tompkins, revealed in a Facebook post, that her white male manager pulled her into a meeting regarding dress code.

However, whilst Tompkins was expecting to be told that her dress was inappropriate, she was questioned regarding her hair, which she wore in braids.

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December 19, 2017

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