In September, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that it was okay for potential employers to discriminate against traditionally black hairstyles, particularly dreadlocks. In a 3-0 decision, the court upheld a 2014 ruling that said racial discrimination had to be based on characteristics that didn’t change, like skin-color. Hairstyle can change and didn’t qualify as “immutable.” In his opinion, U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan wrote: “We recognize that the distinction between immutable and mutable characteristics of race can sometimes be a fine (and difficult) one, but it is a line that courts have drawn. So, for example, discrimination on the basis of black hair texture (an immutable characteristic) is prohibited by Title VII, while adverse action on the basis of black hairstyle (a mutable choice) is not.” Bottom line: Wear dreads and you might have a hard time finding work. And it is all legal.