Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Speaking of Barbershop

Heh. What is this? Race week at the Cheese?

A "whites only" sign at a barber shop on Moss Street in Lafayette might grab your attention and take you back to the Civil Rights era.

This afternoon, a viewer called our newsroom appalled. We checked it out and found that barber Herbert Leger put the sign up Saturday morning after having to over and over again turn down customers he says he's not qualified to help.

Herbert Leger: The difference is the technique that you use and they have special technique for cutting black people's hair. Just like there's a special technique for cutting white people's hair. I don't have the training, I don't have the experience, I don't have the knowledge and the technique used in cutting black people's hair.

Leger says he did not intend for the sign to offend anyone. He also says when a customer walks in he can't help, he sends him to his barber friend across the street.
An more honest, stupid barber, there never was.

2 Comments:

At 5:33 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

The sign's kind of tacky and I'd like to think it's bad for business, but I've been turned out of a beauty shop in Beloit for not having a nap.

They didn't make a big deal - "Only Wanda can do your hair, and I don't know when she'll be in." I figured it's their loss if I'm too pale for them, but my loss if they butcher my hair.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

A Korean-American lady has been cutting my hair for 12 years.

It sure is taking a long time.

 

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