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Thread: Should "Caucasian" people get Braids? What is Cultural Appropriation

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 09:53

    Ummm of course you can. There’s many kinds of braids. Mexico for example, a country that has a variety of people including white but also black ones, is a popular place where pretty much almost every girl gets braids at some point in their lives. The traditional “Mexican girl” hairstyle includes braids. You will see girls with black hair as well as brunettes or even blondes with them. It’s definitly not just a black thing.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 10:32

    What's the question exactly? Yes, they can. That's obvious.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 10:33

    Cultural appropriation is such bs. Sure, don't take away the credit of who originated something. But culture is meant to be shared, that's the whole essence of humanity.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 11:45

    Quote Originally Posted by DnBLover View Post
    Cultural appropriation is such bs. Sure, don't take away the credit of who originated something. But culture is meant to be shared, that's the whole essence of humanity.

    That's my take but I am finding myself within people who feel other wise.


    i.e the braiding argument.

    Braiding to black people has some slavery and also survival history element to it and they are saying that makes it something you can not share with white people.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 13:12

    Ofc they can. Everyone can do whatever they want with their own hair. The US needs to stop projecting their societal expectations to everyone else. We don't care & yall aren't as morally superior to others as you think you are.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 13:21

    Loveguru isn't from the US, is he? Although I do agree that you only ever hear this coming from that side.
    Honestly, I rarely see any whites with braided hair. But banning people from doing something because of their skin colour is not something I will ever agree with.

    Besides, braids are not even an exclusive thing to black people or slaves at all. Braided hair goes back 30.000 years (probably before racism even existed).
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 13:26

    Also reducing humans to black and white makes no sense. All of us have black and white genes, some more than others. What's the percentage of black you can be to wear braids? 30%? 50%? So a mother who is 30% black has a daughter with a white dude, but now she can't braid the kid's hair because she's only 15%? Does this make any sense?

    Don't mock other cultures but that's it. Don't impose rules on how people should express themselves.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 19:07

    I hate the whole cultural appropriation row. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Just let people be.

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 19:45

    All culture is to be shared, embraced and enjoyed. That is the essence of who we are - sharing our ideas, our beliefs, our traditions and our histories.

    How we appropriate culture I feel matters, and as long as everything is done in a respectful way I see no issues - I can’t imagine anyone would intentionally appropriate just to disrespect though.

    I can understand more if the argument was that significance and meaning get lost along the way with appropriation (because it does), but no one ever seems to argue that.

    For example, most people probably don’t know the origins of vogue dancing but know of it. That is how things happen though unfortunately, but what a tribute knowing the dance ended up going around the world and is still remembered and performed.

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 19:49

    We don’t care. Just give credit when it’s due and don’t act like this is some new trend.

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 20:11

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealest View Post
    We don’t care. Just give credit when it’s due and don’t act like this is some new trend.
    It’s hard to give credit when we don’t know the exact origin of the braid, although the oldest known braid sample in the world is a sculpture that was found in Austria that’s believed to have been created 30000 BC (back then it was the Stone Age in Europe area) <3

    y’all better give Europe the credit then ;)
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 20:21

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicRecords View Post
    It’s hard to give credit when we don’t know the exact origin of the braid, although the oldest known braid sample in the world is a sculpture that was found in Austria that’s believed to have been created 30000 BC (back then it was the Stone Age in Europe area) <3

    y’all better give Europe the credit then ;)
    They probably just cam from africa though

    A later pulse from northern Africa, which was recognized at least thirty years ago, occurred from about 65,000–40,000 years ago [MIS 4 or early 3], through Arabia: that one, scholars believe, eventually led to the human colonization of Europe and Asia, and the eventual replacement of Neanderthals in Europe.

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 20:33

    ^I did read about Egyptian ones so def could be

    but like I said, it has since long ago been adapted to different cultures especially Latin countries, we can’t really credit just one...although specifically certain types of braids you do see more in certain cultures/ethnic groups than others.

    also, maybe it’s because it’s not common or something, but I think braids look so much better in darker hair...I’ve seen some people who can pull it off with light/blonde hair. But when I think of braids, I think of people with black hair, whatever their race/ethincity is.
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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 21:13

    Braids are a black thing. Period.

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    by » Tue February 12th, 2019, 23:54

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealest View Post
    Just give credit when it’s due and don’t act like this is some new trend.
    This is the issue with cultural appropriation and which is legitimate. Like Elvis and the Beach Boys ripping off black artists and getting the credit for it.
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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 02:37

    I thought this was the worst thing ever captured on film tho:
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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 02:46

    I don't understand how people wash their hair when they have braids.

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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 11:36

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoney View Post
    I thought this was the worst thing ever captured on film tho:
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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 11:39

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoney View Post
    I thought this was the worst thing ever captured on film tho:
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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 14:19

    Quote Originally Posted by DnBLover View Post
    This is the issue with cultural appropriation and which is legitimate. Like Elvis and the Beach Boys ripping off black artists and getting the credit for it.
    The community seems to have issues with everyone who becomes successful, whatever race they come from. Just look at Cardi B now, she cannot even understand why almost everyone is not happy for her being the first woman to win Best Rap Album, when it was just last year when the community used to hail her as the 'underdog' (who was robbed of an award for her first single).

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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 14:50

    Maybe it's the circumstance that 'the community' wants a female artist to win that award but not Cardi B because they don't consider her music worthy for reasons of quality... Could that be possible?

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    by » Wed February 13th, 2019, 14:53

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealest View Post
    Braids are a black thing. Period.
    And blond hair is white thing, so?

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