Morehouse College, we can assume, will not be adding any gender-bending parties à la Bend it at Beckham to its freshman orientation schedule. The small, all-male college in Atlanta, Georgia, instituted a controversial dress code this week, which bans cross-dressing, among other things:
The policy also bans wearing hats in buildings, pajamas in public, do-rags, sagging pants, sunglasses in class and walking barefoot on campus. However, it is the ban on cross-dressing that has brought national attention to the small historically African-American college.
Check out the administration’s attempt to defend the policy:
The dress-wearing ban is aimed at a small part of the private college’s 2,700-member student body, said Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Student Services.
“We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men,” he said. . . . Bynum said the policy comes from the vision of the college’s president, who wants the institution to create leaders like notable graduates Martin Luther King Jr., actor Samuel Jackson and film director Spike Lee.