White dreads: An anthropological critique of dreadlocks and "black" owned.

Hi everybody! Searching for articles, links or essays that critique the idea that dreads are strickly an african cultural tradition. Plus-points for critiques of cultural appropriation, even more plus points for anti-civ critiques of culture.

"Really Though, Not All "Black" People Give a Fuck About "White" Dreads - A Diary on Mayhem and Race Nihilism" by Flower Bomb
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/flower-bomb-really-though-not-al...

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"Cultural Appropriation & Shaming - Dreads & Mohawks: To Whom Do They Belong?" by Rod Dubey
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/rod-dubey-cultural-appropriation...

amazing articles!

Anyone with long hair who doesn't comb or brush it will develop dreads. The Vikings and Huns had long blonde dreads.

It's almost as if most "identity" falls apart under scrutiny?!?!

I think the best critique is how honkeys with locks are more likely to be read as to be trendy, hippy yoga types where black people with them are often seen in a more negative light.

The snatching black people's cultural property critique is weird and goes too far away from individual's experiences and the way ideas of race effect them.

yeah the point that gets me is not that dreads, keffiyehs etc are somehow collective cultural "property" as much as it's a slap in the face to the people who get profiled and face negative consequences for rocking these things that are much more identified with their own background and for generally repping the marginalized cultures they come from (yes-identity is a construct, but power identifies people that way), as opposed to some white trendster who don't face those consequences, but will even be praised for their "open mindedness" and "embracing other cultures", in what amounts to flaunting their privilege in a particularly perverse, if unintended manner.

i don't know if that's "anarchist" enough for everyone here but i think it falls under general "how to not be a thoughtless dick about having privilege" more then some kind of "this is the law of social justice"

All-blond Vikings is a racist stereotype maintained by suburban idiot kids who're into meth and shit screamo metal... There were dark and red-haired Nordics even back in the Medieval times.

The poster was just picking a segment of the Viking/Aryan population and would have been more accurate if he had said that Vikings and Huns WITH LILY-WHITE SKIN had dreads in 1000 AD.

um no, dreads take a lot of work for some people, which is part of what makes them a cultural construct. some people's untended hair will just fuse together into a big mat, it's even called a "Polish plait" because Slavic peasant had them (i.e., *not* dreads). tell me you've never seen a hippie homebum with that look?

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