Faux locs and intraracial cultural appropriation.
I have faux locs this summer.
I’m not an adherent of Rastafarianism in any way, I’m not from the Caribbean, and I didn’t immigrate to the US from an African nation with a history of dreadlocks. I’m a Black American from NYC by way of the South who likes low-maintenance hairstyles in the summer.
This is a question I saw on Facebook last night in relation to faux locs and Khloe Kardashian’s niqab:
QOTD: Is it possible for someone to appropriate something from their own culture?
I posted a real quick off the cuff answer because I was busy doing other things, but I want to expand upon it real quick. This is what I said in full: