I called them back today and they said that I was perfect, except that my dreads 'would have to be gone'. I asked if they could be wrapped up, etc., but apparently that's not good enough. You want me to cut off my five-year-old babies just so you can adhere to some archaic appearance ideals? Even if I was the best candidate for the job, the one stupid fucking detail of how I choose to keep my hair breaks the deal?
They're not even messy or anything. I keep damn good care of them and quite frankly they looked less 'freakish' than the other chick who came in with the hideously overstyled & bleached hackjob on her head.
I don't want to hear any 'oh well you should expect this' shit. Many people holding the same outdated and senselessly discriminatory belief doesn't make it right.