I don’t think white people invented all those things. I believe that they may have stole a lot of ideas and possibly improved them or just stole them out right and just was the first to successful write down and say they did those things. But I mean there is no way to actually go back in time and really know that. I’m just saying that there r a couple things that people believe one invented and come to find out evidence is later found that it was not so. So yea. As for th box braids I’m going to asume ur not black so u probably don’t understand y the dislike. Box braids is used as a protective style because well me wearing my hair in its natural crazy way has been deemed bad for a long time... even today. U can wear a ponytail working at a restaurant if ur hair is straight. My ponytail would be looked down on. I would be asked to do something extra because of a hair texture I can’t control. Even in th corporate world it is only recently that it’s not expected of u to “do something” about Afro hair. Locks was associated wit being dirty and was asked a lot of time to be cut. We couldn’t even escape the problems even in school. In American schools as a child i had be sent home for my hair being “distracting”. Many black people feel that it is only now our hair is being accepted but not because black hair is acceptable, only because while women want to wear it like it’s a style they “invented”. So where is th justice for th women and men that wore locks or braids and didn’t get th job even though they were well qualified but got turned down because they don’t think they would culturally fit in with th environment. (Oh yes. That’s a phrase that gets used a lot “ur resume is impressive but we don’t think u would not culturally fit with what th company is going for.”... sure ok) Or th justice for the little black girls or boys who had braid or locks and was denied their education for their hair being a “distraction”?
Slavery is over right? Segregation is over right? Then y is something like natural black hair still a problem in th work force or still a problem in schools? Don’t get me wrong we appreciate th changes because now since Becky got braids, nobody can’t tell me anything about mine but change should be happening because it’s trendy. Change should be happening because people should realize how stupid it is to no hire a qualified individual because of hair or to send a kid home over hair. Th black community is left wondering what happens when braids, locks, Afros and beads stop being trendy? What happens when our culture stops being fashionably? Does the problem society have goes back to being ours alone? Do the people that wear them understand the struggle and will stand up with us in th face of discrimination? And that’s y many black people r against this whole thing. So I hope this makes sense because I do understand many black people r so upset about this that they don’t even take th time to explain y they view it as a problem. And at th end of th day ur not black so how would anyone know unless we speak up. Sorry this was really longer than I thought it was gonna be.
@zed-789 So I read through what you said and I don't think you are 100% wrong or anything but to start please don't be so ignorant to believe that white people didn't invent all of the things that I listed and more this is not a case of history being written by the winners. I am sorry to hear that you have to deal with discrimination due to the type of hair your have. But you need to realize that this is not a thing unique to black people My friend for example who is white has very curly hair and she has to deal with the same problems of not getting hired because of it if she works all the time to straighten it she has no problems. The truth is that this is human nature to be uncomfortable around people that are different. throughout history the United States is the only country that this has been a problem on the inside. Because every other country on earth is an ethnostate. You might look at Europe and and see all white people even among European countries there has been a ton of fighting because one viewed the other as inferior white. Black people are only 13% of the population in the us and the other 87% are mostly white or Hispanic who both have very similar feature so that is what most people are used to. For me I most less problem with box braids if they are done in a way that look clean and well kept like if you look at the picture in the the post the white girl has very bad and nasty looking braids but the black women looks clean and well kept. If I leave my hair to get really greasy and nasty I will have the same problem getting hired and the same goes for if I make the choice of dyeing my hair a weird color. Its not white people its everyone and I'm not saying you should have to but if you moved to Africa you would not have anyone there have a problem with your hair but also if you moved to japan people would have have the same problem.
What? That’s terrible, I’ve only ever face a few comments and looks. I’ve never had to deal with actual abuse because of them
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I’m not American. It happens else where as well
Finally someone with some sense
Probably because Black women get harassed at school and the workplace because of their African CULTURED hair styles vs the wigs and fake hair that they wear💡🥴
“all lives matter” just keep the ignorance to yourself..
How is that cultural appropriation though?What you describe is racism. And if that was the case then why do they wear weave/wigs etc in their native countries?Surely yes they do they it to escape racist comments they would get as apposed to wearing their natural hair but it’s not the sole reason... especially not in the part of the UK that I’m from.Ignorance what? Excuse you but if you think black is the only race that’s targeted due to race then you are extremely dim.
You might want to think a bit longer about what you said. Your comment translates as when a black girl wears fake hair it is because she’s doing it to avoid racism and in no sense whatsoever she would be doing it for fashion or because she sees it as a personal choice for her own hair 🤔🤷🏻♀️Right... okay, good luck progressing in life with that kind of thinking 👍🏼
Doesn’t seem like you understand the definition of a racist 🤔
@Mamaganja Someone who discriminates based on race, in this case someone who claims what hairstyle you are allowed to wear based on race. Don't try the power + prejudice propeganda on me, thats excuses racists use to feel good about their behavior and does not make it any less excusable.
Not sorry but the origin of the word racist is anti black. Back to the drawing board. Why do y'all wanna be oppressed so bad.. the question was “is it culture appropriation” and by definition since the style is African/black culture, it is culture appropriation not to mention looks stupid on thin hair textures 🙄
@Mamaganja Regardless of origin discriminating who the word racist can be used on is also racist. Stop following devisive propeganda its not healthy and only makes you unhappy.Ill concede that in radical doctrine this indeed counts as cultural appropriation. In other radical doctrine black people aren't people. That is why we do not take doctrines with racial foundations seriously because it always leads to discrimination. So ultimately cultural appropriation is part of a radical doctrine i oppose which is why i answered what i answered.There is systemic oppression of the majority in intersectionality. We do not want to be oppressed, but your ideology is trying to oppress us. Don't solve racism with racism. You need water to put out a fire not more fire.
So does that mean Blacks shouldn't wear wigs or dye their hair to look more like a White person's either?
Good. At least your opinion is logical and fair. :)
@AynonOMouse Yeah I know
Agreed, she looks stupid.
@KrakenAttackin Hell yeah.