Is it appropriate for white people to have dreadlocks?
Anyone can have any kind of hairdo they want. Back in the 80's and 90's there were White people with dreadlocks and nobody freaking cared! But now they do. Here's a question: Should black women dye their hair blonde?
It is appropriate for them to wear what appeals to them, and makes them happy... however I encourage any race or culture to explore the meaning behind what they chose to wear as to not disrespect someone else or embarrass themselves.....
Can Japanese people eat tacos? What about Mexicans who like sushi? I am white; is it OK for me to name my kid Joaquin? My Chinese neighbor named his kid Rebecca. How could he??? Is it OK for me to eat Kung Pao chicken? My son is taking German in school -- what should I do? Picket the school to shut down the German program? Damn, I love tacos. What can I do about that? One time I braided my hair but I'm not sure if they were the right kind of braids I'm allowed to have. I hope no one is holding that against me. At least my husband's love of golf is probably OK since he has some Scottish heritage woven into his family. Or is it? He's not 100% Scottish. Uh oh!
We live in a melting pot, a global village. There is a big difference between appropriation and appreciation. In most cases, it is an honor when different cultures adopt one another's customs. It means the culture has something of value which others admire, want to emulate, and share with others.
Political correctness/social justice is currently a ridiculous runaway train. Those SJW kids need to grow up and quit whining about their made-up First World problems.
Its happening yet AGAIN!
Oberlin Students Push To Bar Serving Sushi As “Cultural Appropriation”
https://jonathanturley.org/2016/07/13/o … opriation/
Legally anyone can wear their hair, clothes, etc any way they want. Morally, anyone should be able to wear their hair and cloths any way they want, so long as it is not done intentionally to disrespect someone. The problem when people try and claim something as their own or place it with a group is that things many times are based on something which belonged to many cultures for thousands of years. While dreadlocks are attributed to Jamaican culture, this style of hair (by other names) have been found in African, Greek, Indian, etc cultures for over 5,000 years. Pasta which people attribute to Italy has been found earlier in Asia. Coffee, which people attribute to Columbia was found long ago in Africa, traveling Across the Atlantic to North and South America which was first attributed to Columbus, has now show evidence that the Chinese, Africans, and Viking (Scandinavians) all came here earlier. History and culture are a shared resource for all people. The earlier people accept that we should all embrace the best of the world as a whole, and be happy we all embrace it the better.
is it appropriate for black people to wear nikies? black people didn't invent sneaker's, the company was founded by white people, the name is from greek mithology. black people wering nikies is cultural appropriation
Nike biggest selling shoes are due to people like Michael Jordan and LeBron James who happen to be black.
My guess is blacks who buy those shoes aren't buying them because Nike made them but because they want to identify with their heroes!
Life is a (personal) journey!
Whatever you want to do with your hair is (your) business!
You'll never know true happiness if you worry about what others think.
Dreadlocks are not a "black people" thing. There are prehistoric Venus figurines in Europe that have dreadlocks, in addition to Egyptians having had them thousands of years ago.
The "appropriation" argument is a power play, saying I get to say what you can and can't do by implying you're immoral if you do it. And it turns into bullying.
The idiocy of the cultural appropriation argument is that it almost demands that everyone live in segregated communities with official clothing, hairstyles and views - in short, kill multiculturalism and demand everyone live by stereotypes.
Dress how you want according to what looks good for you. And most Indian artists don't give a flip about cultural appropriation and want to get paid by whites for a henna tattoo, black hairdressers fine with braiding someone's hair for the money, an Indian selling a dashiki to a white because it pays her bills.
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