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A debate is currently going on in the USA about it is OK for white people to have dreadlocks. The controversy follows a video going of a black female student confronting a white male student over the that he had dreadlocks. The video shows the black female student questioning the white guy about his . She tells him that he cannot sport a hairstyle because it is part of her culture. He replied that people in Egypt had the same hairstyle and that it did not belong to just one . San Francisco State University said: "We are taking the matter and will promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through university channels."

Dreadlocks are rope-like of hair that is woven together. They have been in for thousands of years. Historians are not sure where they first originated. Anthropologists have found of the hairstyle in Egypt, Europe, the Pacific islands, Australia and Papua New Guinea, as well as among many African peoples. Writer Jamia Wilson suggested there was an with white people wearing dreadlocks. She said black people often have experiences in society because of them and questioned whether white people with dreadlocks go through the same . She said: "Hairstyles are not . There are gendered and racial connotations and attached to them."

 
 

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