Viewed as a Rasta
It seems that when people see dreadlocks they automatically think Rasta. At first, I had no problem with it but as time goes on I feel my identity is being misconstrued as something that I'm not. Don't get me wrong I love the Rastas and I respect everything about their culture but I feel that dreadlocks shouldn't pertain to only one group of people. If only the common person knew that dreadlocks were being embraced as far back as time can go. The Egyptian kings(Pharoahs),the Persian princes, the African tribe leaders all grew their dreads. Keep your culture, grow your dreadlocks, don't be afraid of the wolf pack.
Everywhere I go in these city streets I hear " Yo, Rasta whats good?"
updated by @samson: 02/14/15 04:55:30AM
I turn around, acknowledge them and keep going with a smile on my face. Maybe being called Rasta is growing on me but either way I know what my culture is and I'm proud to continue my journey of hairy proportions. Would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Peace.