A Black Woman Has Accused A White Boy Of “Cultural Appropriation” For Having Dreads
A San Francisco State University student, Cory Goldstein, 18, was accused, Monday, of “cultural appropriation” by a black female student of the same University in a video that has gone viral.
The environmental science major – refused to accept that “wearing dreadlocks is cultural appropriation” as the origin of the hairstyle springs from several cultures before the existence of the “black community”.
Goldstein said: “I felt I didn’t need to explain myself. It’s my hair, my rules, my body”.
In the video:
A black male companion of the female SFSU student defends the woman.
After stopping him to say he’s appropriating a traditionally black hairstyle, she asks her friend if he has a pair of scissors.
‘You’re saying I can’t have a hair style because of your culture. Why?’ asks Goldstein.
‘Because it’s my culture,’ the woman says.
He makes a comment about it ‘being Egyptian’ and he asks her if she’s Egyptian.
She then throws the question back at him asking him if he’s Egyptian before asking over and over ‘Where is Egypt?’
She then creates a physical barrier to prevent him from walking up a stairwell.
‘Yo, stop touching me right now,’ Goldstein tells her.
She then pulls him down the stairs saying, ‘come here’, and tells him not to put his hands on her.
A 2013 article on The Root website said that white people could have dreadlocks, “but it’s not the same. Don’t expect to enjoy the style without the scrutiny”, Heavy reports.
The black woman’s “cultural appropriation” was “inappropriate” for many. Read the comments below.