A black professor at a Black institution
was accused of being “anti-Black” for advising pupils not to wear “hoodies” or “drag.”
This week, a Black college professor found himself in hot water on social media over his proposed dress code, which forbade “hoodies,” “durags,” “twerk shorts,” and “coochie cutter shorts” in favor of White students.
Due to its attention-grabbing dress code guideline, a screenshot of a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University computer science course curriculum went popular on Twitter last week.
The Black male instructor of the computer science course mentioned a number of goods that were not permitted in his class, including “Bonnets, Durag, Hoodies, Booty Shorts, Coochie Cutter Shorts, Twerk Shorts,” according to Twitter reports.
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An “anti-Black” dress code was allegedly
mandated by a Black male computer science professor at a college in North Carolina last week. (Future by James Sheppard via Getty Images )
These were listed as “NOT suitable” in the syllabus. The instructor gave some advice regarding the policy behind the list, saying, “If you wear it to bed or the club, don’t wear it [to class].” (The remainder of the advice couldn’t be read because the tweet didn’t include the whole thing.)
On Twitter, the list sparked controversy as many users accused the instructor of being “anti-Black.” “GOT D*** HOODIES B*?!?” read the post’s original caption.
A different user retorted, “This is inciting anti-blackness. The original poster responded, “NAH FRR (For real),” to which I replied, “imagine typing coochie cutters and twerk shorts INTO A SYLLABUS.”
Very anti-black, idk, said one user.
Others found it inconvenient that ordinary apparel items like hoodies weren’t permitted in class. One enquired, “Wait, this course is in computer science? And a hoodie is not permitted? The standard work attire for those who work in such s***?”
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The instructor’s hoodie policy, according to Forbes
.com, may be viewed as “anti-Black” because the clothing has been disparaged since the killing of Trayvon Martin. (AP )
“Forbidding Black pupils from wearing hoodies to class does raise some mistrust,” Forbes.com wrote in a story on the event. After the terrible shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in 2012, the article continued, “It is crucial to recall that hoodies become indicative of some negative beliefs in America about Black adolescents.”
The article continued, “However, the negative connotation of wearing hoodies does not apply to white teenagers and young adults as much as it does to Black young people,” feeding into the anti-Black accusations.
Other Twitter users were outraged by the instructor’s use of words when describing the unsuitable attire. Imagine typing booty shorts, coochie cutter shorts, and twerk shorts on a syllabus and being considered a felon, one user commehttps://news.wongcw.com/nted.