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CNN Black hair is a touchy subject tied to beauty, identity and politics. Whether it's Afros and black power or cornrows and hip-hop, hairstyles associated with African-American culture can make a statement before their wearers say a word. Ok Twitter serious question was it ever that serious that now no one can wear dreadlocks unless you black? Photos: White people with dreadlocks. After a black San Francisco State University student confronted a white student over his dreadlock hairstyle, calling it cultural appropriation, people are talking about the topic of white people with dre.
Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, who has admitted his locks are extensions, is one notable example. Here are a few other nonblack celebs who sport the hairstyle. Hide Caption.
Anne Lamott writes about everything from spirituality to motherhood to her hair in memoirs like "Bird by Bird," "Operating Instructions" and "Grace. Jonathan Davis and other members of his heavy metal band Korn sport dreadlock styles. Davis has been cultivating his dre for years.
Singer Ani DiFranco is known for her natural, hippie style. DiFranco wore her hair in dreadlocks for many years but has gone back to a straight hairstyle lately. Jason Castro is one of a few former "American Idol" contestants who have worn their hair in dreadlocks. She finished in second place.
John Travolta wore dreadlocks for his role as Terl in the film "Battlefield Earth. Pink dreadlocks have become Lana's ature hairstyle. Story highlights Two students' confrontation over dreadlocks sparked conversation One SF State student says the other was appropriating black culture with his hair The other student contends that dreadlocks don't belong to just one culture. So when whites choose a traditionally black hairstyle such as dreadlocks, it adds another layer of complexity to the issue. Take the latest case in point: a viral video showing a black woman calling out a white male student at San Francisco State University for his dreadlocks.
The video touched off debate over whether dreadlocks on white people constitute cultural appropriation or appreciation, a fashion faux pas or some combination thereof. Neither party responded to CNN's requests for comment, so there's no way to tell what happened before or after the second video. Their conversation led to a physical confrontation that is being investigated by the university. The tense encounter focuses on the origin of dreadlocks, which both parties seem to agree is Egypt.
The woman contends that dreadlocks belong to "my culture," and the man says "it doesn't matter. Dreadlocks are essentially entangled locks of hair achieved through various means of rolling hair.
It's hard to tell who had them first, because early humans, lacking combs or styling products, probably roamed the planet with matted hair. Multiple sources credit the Vedic scriptures of Indian origin with documenting the first evidence of twisted locks of hair as early as B. Historians and anthropologists have found evidence of the 'do in ancient Egypt, Germanic tribes, Vikings, Pacific Islanders, early Christians, the Aborigines and the New Guineans as well as the Somali, the Galla, the Maasai, the Ashanti and the Fulani tribes of Africa.
Bear in mind, though, that the actual term "dreadlock" comes from the Rastafarian culture, which is widely credited with popularizing the look in Western culture. Rastafarians consider the locks a of their African identity and a religious vow of their separation from what they call Babylon, a historically white-European imperialist structure that has oppressed blacks and other people of color since way back when, according to Migrations in History.
Given dreadlocks' rich history, it's hard for one group to claim them, said Feminista Joneswriter, speaker and former wearer of locks. For others, it's just a hairstyle. My research informed me that Indian monks wore them long before they reached the Western Hemisphere, so I'm not sure anyone has any particular claim. Like many, she does not care for how they look on some white people. Whether it counts as cultural appropriation, she's not so sure. I wonder if an Indian person could say I was appropriating them?
When people with power and privilege decide to 'validate' customs and traditions that oppressed people have long been marginalized for by saying 'This is the hot new thing,' then we have serious problems. Or when they refuse to credit the people who innovated those styles or traditions, but claim them as original ideas, then we get into appropriation," she said.The Easiest Ways To Start Dreadlocks(Any Texture)
I do think white people have to be mindful of their privilege, though, and think twice before hopping on the newest 'trend,' especially if it clearly borrows from disenfranchised people. Writer and longtime locks lover Jamia Wilson began adopting the look 10 years ago as a return to her natural state. She remembers seeing white people with dreadlocks in the same Berkeley, California, salon she used to visit for regular maintenance. Jamia Wilson. She loves her locks but acknowledges they come with baggage.
Relatives initially worried they might jeopardize job prospects; a professor advised her to straighten her hair if she wanted to make it in broadcast journalism. There have been times when reactions to her hair have made her feel unsafe. Strangers occasionally approach her for drugs. A homeless man once called her a "dirty-haired bitch" for not giving him money. She wonders whether white people with dreadlocks go through the same things. She does not wish to "police" locks or discourage anyone from wearing them. She would ask, though, that they consider the context.Do you have dreads
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