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Steve 17/02/04(Sat)14:01 No. 762432

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Dreads as a Symbol of Black Culture
When non black people in the modern west wear dreadlocks, they are appropriating an aspect of black culture. This is a microaggression. Dreads and other natural hairstyles are undeniably deeply connected to black culture, and are therefore seen as a negative trait because of institutional racism. Black people lose jobs over this. They lose credibility in some cases. Non black people do not face the same consequences for having dreadlocks, and do not have the same cultural context to dreads. It is appropriation and harms the black community.
Black people straightening their hair is assimilation. Because of the aforementioned institutional racism and eurocentric western ideals, natural hair is not widely accepted. Therefore, black people often straighten their hair to assimilate (fit into, be accepted as part of, etc) into western culture. Straight hair is not deeply connected to nonblack culture, and does not have the same cultural context as dreads. It is not symbolic in any way to non black people, and if anything has been used to distinguish us from black people and further categorize society. Therefore it is not a microaggression or appropriation. It is assimilation and is not damaging to non black communities. Negative repercussions or discrimination for naturally straight hair is nearly unheard of.
Dreads and other black natural hairstyles are not a cultural norm. They are seen as untidy or dirty. This dates back to slavery and continues today. Dreads are and have been connected to black people in America because they form naturally with textured black hair, which is a unique trait not found in other hair types. Also, hair has been used as a way to "other" people. This happened with red hair and continues to happen with black natural hair. As a species, humans like to categorize and generalize people and things, and that is the heart of institutional racism. That is why dreads in many places are not allowed, or why French Muslim girls may not wear hijabs to school. When a non black individual dons dreads in America, they do so despite this context. They are not judged as harshly for their hair. They do not face the same stereotypes that black people face.
One might argue that nonblack individuals who have dreads are also judged negatively by mainstream society. While this is true, these stereotypes exist because of the connection with black hairstyles to exoticism (like afros, "voodoo magic"/witch doctor stereotype) and also to negative racial traits. Before the 1960s, dreads and afros were worn exclusively by black people. It wasn't "in vogue" so to speak for non black Americans to wear them. Now that there's a certain disconnect between dreads and black people, the negative connotations with dreads would extend to other races as well. The backlash against dreads has racist undertones, and would definitely affect non black people who choose to wear them from a mainstream point of view. However, it still affects black people differently and in many ways much more strongly. Non black people ("hippy" types) wear dreads purely for style (to be "hip"). While often black people wear dreads for convenience (textured hair often dreads naturally) in addition to style and connection to culture.
On a society, those who do not assimilate are shunned. This extends to not just black people. For example, in America, homosexuality was treated like a mental illness until 1973, when it was removed from the DSM. Before then, gay men and women would marry the opposite gender to hide their identity. This is a form of assimilation. Another example is that migrants are strongly encouraged to learn english when they move to the US. While not inherently negative, it is also a form of assimilation. People assimilate because the ultimate punishment in human society is to be rejected from the group or seen as deviant. People in the U.S. grow up with the notion that the country is a melting pot--a mixture of all the cultures in it, where everyone shares the same values with no separation between groups. However, it has never been that simple. A true melting pot society would value acculturation, where no group is seen as the norm or above another, prioritizing an exchange between groups. Instead, we value assimilation, where one group is dominant, and another group must conform to join it. There is no exchange, only change. So assimilation in a way perpetuates racist values and continues the eurocentric values that mainstream American society holds dear, such as the bias against dreadlocks.

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OP 17/07/09(Sun)05:50 No. 769088

is that a vote?
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Nyan Cat 17/07/09(Sun)18:45 No. 769144

>That tired old meme has always been my face.
It was a chinaman, originally.

>All of those are different posters. Think about it, how could one person be responsible for all the things you dislike snowflake?
On a board this slow? Odds are good, plus I know it's you since you already admitted it.

>I think you are having trouble fitting in here.
You're having trouble fitting in hence why we're having this conversation. I can tell it's you by your shitposts. You don't fit in.

N3X15 17/07/10(Mon)09:00 No. 769337

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LOL, did you really think I was chinese?

The hat is a souvenir; they go for like 10yuan.

Brony 17/07/10(Mon)16:28 No. 769350

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>I can tell it's you by your shitposts.
I can always tell your posts, because you're the only person on /b/ running around and shitposting to multiple threads about your David fetish because you're clearly on the airwolfing rag.

Seek mental help or eat a gun. Your choice.

Steve 17/07/14(Fri)14:57 No. 769417

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tee 17/07/15(Sat)20:46 No. 769446

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symbion 17/07/15(Sat)21:11 No. 769447

British Union of Fascists Pepe?

Is that supposed to mean something?

Sonichu 17/07/17(Mon)09:10 No. 769503

I think it means you're a toolbag. A big ol' bag-a-tools.

Sazpaimon 17/07/17(Mon)09:38 No. 769504

will you ever learn to airwolfing sage?

N3X15 17/07/17(Mon)10:15 No. 769505

Lol why? I mean, this thread is at the top already and you're saging like it matters.

[tags4lyf]PEARS 17/07/17(Mon)14:10 No. 769507

Have you ever, in your life, used an imageboard before shitposting here?

Liru Fanboy 17/07/17(Mon)14:52 No. 769509

Everybody has used another IB, you idiot. This is nobody's first chan.

h 17/07/17(Mon)15:13 No. 769511

Then perhaps you are familiar with the concept of sage, which goes in the "Email" field. It is the imperative conjugation of the japanese verb sageru, which means "to lower". Its use on imageboards prevents a post from bumping a thread to the top of the first page.

If you're going to shitpost in a shitty thread, it's better not to bump like all these shitposts did >>769509, >>769505, >>769503, >>769446, >>769417, >>769144, >>769075, >>769060, >>769009, >>768990, >>768967, >>767281

Is one of them you? Are all of them you? No need to answer, I don't give a shit. airwolf off. Just airwolf the airwolf off already.

Lorf 17/07/17(Mon)15:34 No. 769512

1. Everybody knows that.
2. What do you add to this community that makes you think you can tell others what to do?

ian 17/07/17(Mon)15:58 No. 769513

1. sage then; this shitty thread has been here since february and you have nothing to contribute either.
2. unlike you, i am not a faggot who shits up every airwolfing thread i can with as much diarrhoea as i can shit through my keyboard.

Moot 17/07/17(Mon)16:16 No. 769515

>as much diarrhoea as i can shit through my keyboard
on second thought, engaging in this kind of conversation is doing exactly that--the two of us shitting rank, bile-rich diarrhoea all over the damn board.

Homicide 17/07/17(Mon)17:30 No. 769518

You are a faggot and all you do is shit up threads.
That's the exact problem. That's what I've been saying in every thread I see you in this entire time.

I've let these ones slide, so it's not the entire board.

Novice Equestrian 17/07/17(Mon)18:31 No. 769520

Hey, a couple of those were actually my posts.

You're getting better at this newfag.

Marisa Kirisame 17/07/17(Mon)19:15 No. 769523

Lol always trying to evoke some oldfag niggertits pathos and you just come off sounding like a tard.

Since you won't defend your God awful posts, answer me this.
What makes you think you're this oldfag? If I'm such a newfag, what makes you an oldfag? What's the difference?

tee 17/07/17(Mon)21:13 No. 769525

the things you do not know >>768967, and do not comprehend >>769505, not to mention your behaviour--the way you really don't recognize the difference between posters, the things that make you upset, the rarity that you ever read past page one, etc--as plenty of other people have already pointed out to you:
>>769077 >>768992 >>768968 >>768355 >>768264 >>768261 >>768122 >>767886 >>768092 >>768000 >>768020 >>769079

it's obvious that you haven't been here long; and that you hate it here. i'm not sure why you decided i'm responsible for everything you don't like on 7chan, or why you even bother to come to a place that makes you so miserable. i think you should find a new hobby--not for my sake, i can laugh at you all day--go for walks, meet people, make friends.

Bob Ross 17/07/17(Mon)21:49 No. 769527

Ugh, your samefaggotry makes me sick.

W. T. Snacks 17/07/17(Mon)22:22 No. 769528

How can you be so strawberried?

Anonymous 17/07/17(Mon)23:11 No. 769531

ZOMFG David. It's so obviously you, you faggot.

>always sage
>you'll be an oldfag in no time

One of those posts is mine and the rest are yours. You notice there's nothing to those posts, but passive aggressive comments by a same fagging loser? No actual content or point? This charade of yours is really sad and obvious.

tee 17/07/18(Tue)00:05 No. 769533

One is yours? ha! My mistake; unless you were calling yourself a faggot.

You have psychological problems. Do you post as different personalities sometimes? Are you sure you didn't call yourself a faggot? A little disassociation is not all that strange around here, trolls trolling trolls and all. We've all got an internet persona.

None of those posts are mine. Those are 7chan posters; that is how they type, those are the kinds of things they say.

Now, release your persona.

symbion 17/07/18(Tue)00:53 No. 769535

Lol just shut up already, lying faggot. Not one of those posts says "Nope. One of those other posts you say is David's is actually mine." They're all just you being a butthutt loser faggot.

It's so sad to see a 34 year old "man" act like such s child.

W. T. Snacks 17/07/18(Tue)01:10 No. 769539

Do the mods need to name every post as David before you'll get the hint that there's more people on /b/ than just you and him?

They've done it before. You're not the first person with a double digit IQ to pull this schtick.

Bill 17/07/18(Tue)05:55 No. 769546

The mods used to expose same faggots like you by IP before Reimu lost his balls in that wheat thrasher accident.

O.P. 17/07/18(Tue)06:42 No. 769559

This thread is a stupid mess. Identity was always a bad thing honestly. David please stop being flamboyant and make better posts if you continue to keep posting.

Nyan Cat 17/07/18(Tue)08:34 No. 769575

At least you finally learned to airwolfing sage.

Optimus Prime 17/07/18(Tue)23:59 No. 769586

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He wouldn't know a good post if it punched him in the dick.

Steve 17/07/19(Wed)07:04 No. 769623

If some has not said it then god damn learn to paragraph

Moot 17/07/19(Wed)07:28 No. 769625

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You wouldn't know David if he slapped you in the face with his dick.

O.P. 17/07/19(Wed)17:07 No. 769647

>Third rate joke
>Overtly large, dumb pic
>Self indulgent prose
>Refers to himself in the third person
>Completely pointless post

Yeah, that's you alright.

zeneslev 17/07/20(Thu)01:06 No. 769663

Back to the chan of 4 with you

O.P. 17/07/20(Thu)09:45 No. 769715

>Completely pointless post
Yeah, that's you alright.

also, further proof that everyone sees your newfaggotry: >>769663

zeneslev 17/07/20(Thu)14:14 No. 769717

Not me, Einstein. Don't tell me you're as stupid as you are worthless. I thought you had a masters.

symbion 17/07/20(Thu)18:05 No. 769721


poe 17/07/20(Thu)18:06 No. 769722

greentexting isn't hated on 7chan anymore, newfag

Moot 17/07/20(Thu)19:44 No. 769724

Uhm,I know
Can you do anything but bitch? God, you suck.

Optimus Prime 17/07/21(Fri)02:33 No. 769754

>Can you do anything but bitch?
LOL, this.... from you?

Misuse of greentext is no longer a bannable offence, that doesn't change how anyone feels about it.

tee 17/07/21(Fri)03:21 No. 769756

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Yeah, from me to you.
Can you do anything other than samefag and bitch?

He-Man 17/07/21(Fri)04:24 No. 769759

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>10 reasons David should be beaten to death

Conductor Cat 17/07/21(Fri)05:10 No. 769761

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Holy shit...


Brony 17/07/21(Fri)07:24 No. 769772

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u mad, newfag?

derp 17/07/21(Fri)08:09 No. 769773

Lol I knew it. You're just a worthless sack of shit.

symbion 17/07/21(Fri)16:52 No. 769878


PrettyPony 17/07/21(Fri)19:17 No. 769991

Try to kill another thread, David? Such a loser.

Cryomancer 17/07/21(Fri)19:22 No. 769992

it was worth two hours of /b/ not suffocating in the stench of your farts.

O.P. 17/07/21(Fri)19:30 No. 769993

Lol that's a funny way of saying "Trying to bury my newfag shame."


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