I think dreadlocks are a terrible hairstyle. The hair is matted and funky, since you can’t wash them regularly. I recall seeing a guy who got his dreads cut at a barbershop,and had a green fungus growing on his scalp underneath. That did it for me.
But to each his own. And that goes for white people who want to wear it as well.
Since when is a hairstyle something that a culture owns. As much as I detest the mullet, if a black man wants to wear it, he shouldn’t be harassed. Laughed at, yes; but not harassed.
But when this white college student was wearing his dreads, he was obviously outside of the white “safe zone” and entered an area for ethno-centric (racist) black kids. That’s why a black woman decided to call him out for wearing a black hairstyle.
The video shows the woman approaching the man near a stairwell on campus on Monday. Here’s a transcript of the video:
Man: “You’re saying I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?”
Woman: “Because it’s my culture. Do you know what dreadlocks mean?”
Man: “Do you know… Egyptian culture? Are you Egyptian? Nah…”
Woman: “Are you Egyptian?”
Man: “No, but it doesn’t matter.”
Woman: “Wait. Where’s Egypt?”
Man: “You know what, girl, you have no right to tell me what I can and cannot wear.”
The confrontation escalates when the woman attempts to stop the man from walking away.
“Yo, girl, stop touching me now I don’t need your disrespect,” the man can be heard saying to the woman.