It took two buses and a plane to get Damon Mitchell back home to Texas from Des Moines.He says he was let go from a commercial driver’s license program at TMC Transportation for his hairstyle.The company said due to his dreadlocks, he would be unable to wear a hard hat which is needed for the job.He took to social media to chronicle his experience.”Never would I ever would have imagined something like this, I’m tired, man,” Damon Mitchell said.And online, he found support from friends and even complete strangers, some even offering job opportunities.”It was beautiful to see, I have some awesome people in my life. Strangers are reaching out offering me jobs,” he said.Mitchell says he’s planning on taking legal action against TMC Transportation.And he hopes no one else will have to feel like he does.”I’m going to take it a step further. I’ve actually called the race and discrimination lawyers here in Texas,” he added.What comes next for Mitchell?He says he plans to take up some of those job offers and hopefully one day having his own business.”For me, I think that I will definitely be OK. I know I’m going to be OK. Somebody will take a shot on me and let me bring value to their company. And I hope to start my own one day because that’s the ultimate goal because I’m not trying to work for somebody my whole life,” he said.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

It took two buses and a plane to get Damon Mitchell back home to Texas from Des Moines.

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He says he was let go from a commercial driver’s license program at TMC Transportation for his hairstyle.

The company said due to his dreadlocks, he would be unable to wear a hard hat which is needed for the job.

He took to social media to chronicle his experience.

“Never would I ever would have imagined something like this, I’m tired, man,” Damon Mitchell said.

And online, he found support from friends and even complete strangers, some even offering job opportunities.

“It was beautiful to see, I have some awesome people in my life. Strangers are reaching out offering me jobs,” he said.

Mitchell says he’s planning on taking legal action against TMC Transportation.

And he hopes no one else will have to feel like he does.

“I’m going to take it a step further. I’ve actually called the race and discrimination lawyers here in Texas,” he added.

What comes next for Mitchell?

He says he plans to take up some of those job offers and hopefully one day having his own business.

“For me, I think that I will definitely be OK. I know I’m going to be OK. Somebody will take a shot on me and let me bring value to their company. And I hope to start my own one day because that’s the ultimate goal because I’m not trying to work for somebody my whole life,” he said.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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