A former Banana Republic employee has gone viral with a Facebook post in which she claims that the store where she used to work discriminated against her for her box braids. Destiny Tompkins, who is black, writes that she was working in Banana Republic at the Westchester Mall last week, when the store's manager, who is white, pulled her aside and complained that her braided hair was "too 'urban' and 'unkempt'" and not "Banana Republic appropriate."
For the record, this is what her hair looked like:
"I have never been so humiliated and degraded in my life by a white person," wrote Tompkins of the experience. She says she felt "so uncomfortable and overwhelmed" that she left her shift early.