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

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

 
 

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