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Miko Smith
@miko-smith
04/15/13 04:11:14PM
2 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I honestly couldn't say why others think they're "white"... I guess it's just how they look? Maybe. I don't know exactly what it is to act white or to act black. All people are unique, you know? But I can assure you, I've been harassed by police just like you have. I've been "profiled", and prior to having locks. The only thing about it for me is that I can't blame it on my skin color, since I'm "white". So why does it happen to me? Probably cos that's just how certain police officers do their jobs, and moreover, certain people are just that type. Maybe it's not a race issue after all. Some people are just ignorant, basically. Including the author of this ridiculous editorial.
Miko Smith
@miko-smith
04/15/13 02:10:50PM
2 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I guess what bothers me is the "hilarious" stereotyping. It's pretty offensive if you are someone who wears locks and is white. It's definitely not funny... sort of in the same way that black jokes aren't funny. This is so far off the mark from describing me, or anybody I've ever known with locks. And it's sad that this author would look at my hair and draw these types of conclusions about me as a person. It's simple... Being black or white doesn't matter in regards to wearing locks, since very few people with locks in the US have any culturally significantconnection to their locks. It is a personal journey, and everybody is entitled to that journey. For the record, locks probably did originate in Africa millions of years ago. And spread throughout the world...just like the entire human race likely did. Also for the record, I have a few "mixed" friends who people consider "white". Just sayin.
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