1.) People of color are not perpetuating segregation. Cultural appropriation committed by a white person is not a person of color’s fault. This is NOT the root of racism.
2.) I am proud of my culture/heritage and I don’t want to lose it.
3.) White people will always shit on POC but at the same time want to utilize and exploit our culture.
So I say let’s be angry.
How can you say someone is being racist and then go ahead and say that white people will always shit on POC? I think It’s time for everyone to take a step back and look at how we are separating ourselves from each other. Putting out hate and negativity towards people will never help you get back what you feel you’re losing.
Okay I have dreads to and I’m absolutely in love with them, it’s a hair style just like get over it. We wear it bc we like it, not to be offensive @oakleaves-and-willowtrees
Thank u! (: dreads have been around…
Lol how am I being racist by the way i wear my hair? Y’all have your own opinions and we have ours. That’s it’s , just move on
Look at this dumb white girl. Dreads have CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE.
"Dreadlocks originated first with Jamaican Rastafarians and then in Indian Sages and Yogis. Specifically it was started by holy men. These men renounced all of their worldly belongings (Including combs) and as a result their hair started (and remained) to turn into dreadlocks. In the beginning, it was actually something very beautiful to show that you’d given yourself and all that you possessed to GOD. "
It was started as a spiritual symbol. Not because dumb white girl likes weed or what’s to be a hippie. This would be like if I decided to wear a Native American headdress even though I am not the most powerful and respected member of a tribe.
There are white people that aren’t ignorant and realize that they are true beneficiaries of white privilege then there’s white people like you that’s willing to disrespect Poc, erase their histories, and ignore their culture significant because they want to look cool.
You’re as racist as they come and that shit is so fucking nasty.
I AM NOT A RACIST GOD DAMN! I wear my dreads fucking proudly and I don’t give two shits what anyone things. The last thing I want to do is disrespect a culture , when I got dreads my thought wasn’t ooo yeah now I’m gonna make it a white cultural thing , no. No one thinks that while doing it yet all of y’all make it out to be like that. Sorry if it offends anyone but I guess that’s their and y’all’s problem bc I’m happy and will carry on that way. And btw I don’t smoke weed nor think I’m Rastafarian NOR do I think I’m a hippy. You no nothing
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it’s racist when you steal something if cultural significance just because hell, you like it.
again: you are a racist little girl benefitting from white privilege. disrespecting the religions and cultures of others because OH LOOOKY HERE I LIKE.
racism. at. its. finest.
you can scream all you want that you’re not racist but you are stealing from my culture, disrespecting its significance because you think it’s cool.
that’s extremely racist and it make you a deplorable human being.
"I’m not racist!"
*Does something racist then tells a POC to get over it*
This would be like if I called someone a fag then claimed I wasn’t homophobic. Or I brutally attack someone then claim I’m not violent.
Actions speak louder than words and all your actions are screaming are PRIVILEGED RACIST WHITE GIRL.
I’m not racist :-) goodbye. I won’t believe a single thing any of you say and it won’t make me feel bad. Again none of my thoughts were I’m gonna disrespect someone. Yeah I guess when I got dreads I didn’t think about the whole cultural thing but that doesn’t mean I’m a fucking racist and I won’t brush them out
lol it does make you racist.
when you are willing to disrespect another race’s beliefs? racism
have fun being racist
you’ve made your parents proud
while you’re at it, i suggest you start using the word nigga just to complete the whole racism thing.
Too bad my parents abandoned me when I was little :-) nice try tho, and also I won’t use the word “nigga” bc that’s not what I’m about
You just used the fucking word. Oh my god.
I put it in quotes… The fuck, you knew what I was doing don’t fucking act like I used it in the context you want me to seriously
Don’t care. Girl, I’m black and I don’t fully type the word even if it’s in context. Doesn’t take that long to censor yourself.
Was I not just told this “while you’re at it, i suggest you start using the word nigga just to complete the whole racism thing.” I but it back in quotations bc of this making a statement I wouldn’t say that word towards someone bc again I’d just be called even more a racist nor would I even throw that word out there
Lol bre don’t worry about them. They’re upset because we’re not taking our dreads out to make them happy. WE DONT LIVE TO PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE SO JUST DROP IT geez.
How can you really “steal” from other cultures? We live in a world that is becoming smaller and more integrated every day. Cultures have learned and taken from other cultures for centuries. You’re perpetuating the idea of separation between ethnicities that is at the root of racism. If you’re truly upset by a caucasian having dreads because of it’s roots as a spiritual symbol are you also upset by poc who have dreads and aren’t aware of how they originated?