Quote from jumper44
Okay. This wasn't the response I was looking for. Why does it matter what I wear? Half of girls in my class show up with their pajamas some days. How does what I wear effect my learning or the learning of others? I'm actually paying to be there it's not the other way around and furthermore there's no dress code at school. I already had a chat with my classmates I'm going to talk to her directly and see what her reasoning is, assuming she admits to discrimination.
Sooo you have C grades...an your biggest concern is that one of your professors thinks you dress like a thug? Prioritize.
I don't think it's discrimination. Everyone should be professional. If your classmates get A's and wear pajamas...they look good on paper to hiring managers when they send a resume. If you send in C grades PLUS you dress like a thug...you don't stand a chance.
While it may not matter to you what you wear to class, would you wear your attire to an interview? Would you feel comfortable if the CNO or CEO of the local hospital you want to work at came to the classroom to unofficially "scout" for new employees?
Focus on your grades and your level of professionalism first and foremost. If you feel your attire is appropriate, continue as you are and move on to studying.
*EDIT: while C grades aren't bad, just remember how competitive new grad programs can be!! Also, these same professors you want to confront about your perceived discrimination, aren't going to want to write letters of recommendation when you need a professional reference after graduation.