moon_bird (moon_bird) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

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so, today i got my first ever derogatory comment about my dreads having to do with race. while i was walking back to work on my lunch break a tall black man walked next to me and said, "wow, a white person with dreads, when did white people start having dreads, i've never seen a white person with dreads before. what made you get dreads?" at this point i thought he was being nice so i just replied that i've always thought they were beautiful. then he stared directly at me and said, "oh, but do you like them on niggers?" and he emphasized the last word. i told him i loved them on all types of people. he just continued asking me the question as i walked away. i know i shouldn't, but i let it get to me, going back over it in my head throughout the rest of the day. guess i just needed to vent to someone who might understand.
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