Are Wearing Hairstyles Traditionally Worn & Created By A Specific Group Cultural Appropriation Or Are These Just Examples Of These Hairstyles Becoming More Mainstream?

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Hey Everyone,

What is Cultural Appropriation? Are the Kardashians wearing Braided styles like cornrows an example of Cultural Appropriation? What about when Adele wore Bantu Knots at Coachella, is this an example of Cultural Appropriation”? How about when Vanessa Hudgens, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and Justin Bieber wore braided hairstyles or locs? The list of celebrities who’ve worn their hair in traditionally protective hairstyles that were ancestrally worn by people of African descent can go on and on. Furthermore, all of these celebrities have been accused of cultural appropriation. However, the question I’m putting out to you guys is ‘will there be a day where these acts will be seen as examples of protective styles traditionally wore by people of African descent becoming more mainstream and culturally acceptable’?

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Are Wearing Hairstyles Traditionally Worn & Created By A Specific Group Cultural Appropriation Or Are These Just Examples Of These Hairstyles Becoming More Mainstream?

Should Natural Hair Be Considered An Immutable Trait Under the Equal Protection Clause?

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Have you ever experienced some form of discrimination as it relates to your hair? Has anyone ever made comments such as ‘your hair doesn’t meet our company’s grooming policy’ or ‘we don’t allow braids within this establishment’? What about one of these three: ‘we want to offer you the job but you’ll need to cut off your locs’, ‘remove your twists’, or ‘sleek down your hair because it’s a distraction. Sadly enough, adults, even children, experienced and continue to experience these types of comments, social preferences, and biases.

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Should Natural Hair Be Considered An Immutable Trait Under the Equal Protection Clause?