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“Corn rows, box braids, locs, etc. We’ve seen “ethnic” hairstyles taken for a spin by white people of all kinds. Celebrities, high school students, fashion icons etc. Some find it flattering, others think of it as a swagger jock, but not everyone has the same position on culture appropriation.”
“Being an ally for justice is something people of color want from white people, but it requires continual learning and willingness to be in uncomfortable situations and conversations. Growth is uncomfortable. “
This is sad, my condolences go out to you all!
Racism is a systemic problem that has existed for centuries….It has infiltrated every institution known in this country and we will not remedy the wound until we can be honest about our biases and call them out when we see racism rear its ugly head.