Are non-black people not able to see the difference??? Black people don’t simply stop washing and grooming our hair to achieve locs. Locs (and EVERY OTHER STYLE WE WEAR including, but not limited to, braids, twists, afros, and even wigs/weaves) are the complete damn opposite of what white folk tried to tell us for hundreds of years was true. We are not, and have never been, a dirty or unkempt people. We have always taken pride in our appearance and our style has always been FAR more intricate than chunks of matted yuck! White people with dreads is top tier white privilege. 😖
I don’t wanna die before white people just let us be great. I want that to happen sometime in my earthly life. I want our hair and skin and lips and hips to be acceptable and not just sexualized. I want movies about Egypt to cast black folk as the slaves/servants AND the Pharaohs. I want black kids to go to the corner store for skittles and make it home in one piece, and if they DON’T I want whatever weapon formed against them to be found guilty.
I just…I’m so frustrated.
I seriously cannot believe how many notes this has lol
I honestly don’t care that much when white people have locs.
These are the two things that bother me:
1.) Many white people do not take clean their hair. Your hair can be very damaged if you neglect it. I would also like to state that black people with free form locs still take care of their hair. So there really is no excuse for letting your hair get to a very poor state.
2.) I’ve worked with white women who look like the woman pictured above and they are always complimented on their locs. Black people are constantly put down for having “ghetto” hairstyles and shamed for our hair in it’s natural state so I’m not here for praising white people getting locs.
I’ve seen 2 white people in my entire existence that understood the history of locs, cleaned them, and expressed their appreciation for the hairstyle.
But they are a rare breed.