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kore wrote

I know, as soon as I read the article I thought:

someone FINALLY used the word "decolonization" correctly

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voiceonthewind wrote

The link you posted is very obviously a correct reaction to actual cultural appropriation.

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voiceonthewind wrote

A) Aztecs were not Europeans. B) Middle Easterners are not Europeans. C) "locks" does not mean dreadlocks. Locks is a word that means a group of hair. And if the best source for Europeans having dreadlocks is literally ancient sources I'm sorry but you are fishing for excuses.

When the overwhelming consensus among black and brown people is that dreadlocks on white people is racist and cultural appropriation then you should just respect that and not go fishing for excuses to justify hair of all things. There are so many hair styles. Pick a different one. And just respect marginalized communities when they pretty unanimously say don't do that. I'm a white person and I don't need to have dreads so bad that I'm willing to ignore black and brown folks telling me that it's wrong. I don't need to try to correct them or whatever with some dubious historical cherry picking. White people need to stop having fucking dreads.

I tried writing this non aggressively and I'm sorry that it still came out this way but it's like been so long that I've known this wasn't okay and I'm in a town filled with fucking dreaded white hippy wannabes. I'm just damn tired of it and I'm not even black. I literally can't imagine how frustrating it must be to black and brown folks that this is still a discussion in radical communities of all places. Like... How are we supposed to get anywhere on breaking down even bigger race issues when white people can't even let fucking hair of all things go... Sorry rant over...

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