- Oct 25, 2017
A white person wearing cornrows: Not necessarily cultural appropriation.
I knew a Jewish woman who would always wear gorgeous scarfs over her hair on certain days because she couldn’t show her hair due to her religion. I had no idea this is why she did it at the time; I loved the style, and wore a scarf too one day. She complimented me on it and I said, “I saw you rock it so decided to try it too.” She said “oh I do it because I have to due to my religion haha.”
Is that cultural appropriation? Probably not. If a celebrity did it though and it caught on in popularity, I feel like it suddenly would be though, and that’s what bugs. It comes from a place of admiration of the culture.