Eric A. Court: Personally the whole issue doesn't bother me. From a religious stand point I dont agree but what right do we have to depict how someone else lives. They make their choices like we make ours, they're not breaking any laws why should they be penalized. I think it's silly how this is even an issue today.
Philip L. Wolfe: i mean besides the fact that these men are godawfully ugly as women, it aint nothing wrong with it
Judith Dzifa Agbotse: wow schools shouldn`t even be telling people what to wear. and people needa start treating others based on who they are , not by the way they dress
Chris Collie: I just had a chance to read the article...well written and reported...I feel that both sides handled it wrong...I feel Morehouse with being face with an nontraditional student acted a little rash and even though they tried not to be too specific regarding whom they directly addresses with their attire requirements, Instead, they could have brought the specific students in and tried to come to a compromise on the issues they did not meet eye to eye on.
I think the gay students especially the one highlighted in your article could have gone to administration and discussed how they were expressing themselves and not trying to go against the tradition and tried to set a precedent by staying in the school and blazing a trail for others who were following them in years to come.
Young Harlem: Men don't wear dresses and heels if their gay then so be it. But to dress like a female is inappropriate!!!!!
Patrice J. Williams: Biologically, they're men (even if they identify as female and wear heels) so they absolutely have a right to attend Morehouse. A way of dress or personal opinions doesn't determine gender.
K. Tyson Perez: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, If the school has a dress code I.e uniform then I say everyone should have to abide by the rules. But WHO set the standard for how a black MAN should dress? Gay is more than who you lay down with, its a whole lifestyle and there are different facets to it. Black men have this whole machismo thing they consider MANLY, but its so limiting. I say the only requirements to attending an all black male college is being black and male. All of that other stuff that people want to put into act NOW shouldn't be approved. As long as that MAN in heels and a dress is able to pay his tuition, keep up his GPA I don't see what he's wearing has to do with anyone else. If a man is secure in his man hood, he shouldn't be concerned or intimidated by what another man chooses to wear.
To me saying a man in heels isn't a man is equivalent to saying a man in urban attire can't be a well educated accountant.
Cassey Garraud: I think this situation is just way too much. First of all if they are going to have a dress code, they have to enforce everything including the saggy pants situation. If every part of the dress code was strictly enforced then I wouldn't have that that much of a problem with it. There are college campuses that have the same dress code to a coed population where girls can't even wear that stuff. I don't really know why you need to wear heels to class. I think as long as everyone looks respectful it doesn't matter what you wear. Don't come to class with your pants at your knees. Don't go to class with a 5inch skirt on. So yes first i need to know if all the other dress codes are strictly enforced in order to really judge how they treat the transgender ones. Yes it will be a shock to those who are already in the institution but for future students, I don't think the dress code will be that bad. They will just find a way around it and wear another type of stylish outfit. You don't need to wear pumps to be a woman.
in the end my opinion is very wishy washy but hopefully you know where i'm coming from.
as for the comments on vibe.com. Readers all need to relax and shut up. Clearly the article was being focused on these group of students. It wasn't about morehouse in general. We all know the achievements that came out of it because the writer clearly stated some significant people in the introduction. The writer just needed to have these few voices heard because if VIbe didn't do it, then no one would have know what happened and prob wouldnt even expect people to transfer out. THis needs to be heard especially with the recent news of young gay students being bullied to the point of suicide. It's a real issue. All those comments are bs. No one's trying to put Morehouse down. Facts are just being stated the dress code was a fact and these people transfering out of the school was a fact. end of story. Would they still be saying all that nonsense if these students committed suicide over it?