[Watch] Dreadlocked Argument Over Cultural Appropriation Gets Physical

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[Watch] Dreadlocked Argument Over Cultural Appropriation Gets Physical

A black and white student clash over the appropriateness of a hairstyle.

Published March 30, 2016

The fashion police may have found their newest rival, the hair police. In a video which has gone viral, two San Francisco State University students are seen having an argument over dreds.

The video shows a Black student, Bonita Tindle, chastising a white student, Cory Goldstein, for having dreadlocks. In the video Tindle is seen and heard telling Goldstein that his dreadlocks are inappropriate because he’s white.

Goldstein quickly defends himself by saying. “You're saying that I can't have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?” Tindle responds by saying, “Because it's my culture, do you know what locks mean?

After that Goldstein tells Tindle that dreadlocks go back to ancient Egypt, to which Ms. Tindle asks, “Are you Egyptian?”

The two students then argue back and forth while Tindle refuses to let Goldstein go up the stairs to leave an event. After a brief struggle, Goldstein is finally free of Tindle’s grasp.

Shortly after, the young woman realizes she is being recorded and slaps the device out of the recording person’s hand.

Since the incident Goldstein has filed a police report against Ms. Tindle but is refusing to press charges, stating, “I decided to let the education system deal with her.”

If a white man wearing dreadlocks offends Ms. Tindle this much, the music of Iggy Azalea must render her catatonic. San Francisco State University is currently investigating the incident.

(Photo: Nicholas Silveras via Youtube)

Written by Reggie Wade


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