Okay. So what about when Black AA's wear Fulani/ Hausa/"African inspired" braids? I'm curious because I'm starting to think braids is a part of culture that can be shared but like only when someone invites it. I don't like Koreans in Korea wearing them to look cool, nor AAs wearing Fulani braids as a trend. Disrespect of those cultures is prevalent in both societies, so that's where my issue lies.
We’ve had a lengthy conversation when it comes to the topic of appropriation of African things (hair, clothing) when it comes to African Americans. It’s all very relative (to each individual, African or AA) and also very messy (considering most AAs don’t know where their roots lie, so it’s rather unfair for an African person to assume for them that something is not explicitly part of their culture). I’m not African, so I can’t express exactly the feelings about the African influenced braids (I had to google both Fulani and Hausa to understand what you were talking about tbh) besides I agree that people wear them as a trend, but I don’t have specific feelings about them, mainly bc I’m unaware of the various African cultures that some braid styles come from.
What do you guys think? African or African American (or anyone of the Diaspora)