Anonymous asked: your hair is appropriative to rastas, black people, hindus, africans, all of them. White people always raping other cultures for the aesthetic value. You are living proof.
Ha. So how mad do you get when a biracial person dreads their hair? Is it just mildly appropriative and offensive? My point was that locs are inherently multi-cultural, and something that transcends a specific people group is hard to appropriate.
Also, comparing hair styles to rape?? Cool, bro. Really, it’s fucking hair. Literally, my hair is just tangled instead of brushed now. What I do with my body is none of your damn business, and doesn’t belong in the realm of your reclamation.
Is cultural appropriation a real issue? Absolutely. Is it black-and-white? Of course not. You’re forgetting that many PoC don’t agree on some of these things: some people are legitimately happy when pieces of their culture are shared and appreciated by others.
So if this is really one of your passions, go be brave and step out of your anon shell and write a letter to Urban Outfitters or Victoria Secret about their cultural appropriation, or the gov’t in Texas trying to remove ‘slavery’ from their H.S. curriculum. Something that’s an actual problem of white-washing and Western oppression. Hairstyles go both ways between cultures and ethnicities: black people relax their hair to imitate straight hair, hispanic people dread their hair for aesthetics, asian people dye their hair blond, etc. Most people have moved on to more substantial cultural issues.@7 months ago with 4 notes
#living proof that white people have hair #let's discuss a real problem #locs #cultural appropriation