dogsdontknowme (dogsdontknowme) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

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Combining dreads, then a small rant.

So, this is my first post, but due to my chronically lost camera there will be no peek-tchers. So, I've recently decided that my dreads are far too uniform for the most part, so I am letting them grow together gradually as I wash them. A certain clump seems to be matting up rather well at the base but I am unsure of what to do with the free ends. Will they eventually mat together also? Should I r&t&r&t&r&t them?. Similar posts in the memories didn't really cover this.

Now to the rant. -_-; So I'm at work, helping the new cashier count her register and receipts, when this post-middle-aged lady approaches me. I reply with something absurd and everyone laughs like usual, I mean what can I'm say? Well... I'm pretty much hilarious... Glad I got that out of the way. Anyway so she replies, "I think you've got your hair braided too tight."

I laugh and say something to the effect of , "close, but not quite..."

She replies, "But seriously, hasn't anyone told you that white people can't have dreads? I mean the look is obviously not working for you. Why do you want to be black?"

"do you honestly think you know anything about me because I have dreadlocks? Do you really think I think dreads will make me black?"

"Well, I don't need to talk to you young man, you're ignorant, immature, and you obviously lack common-sense."

Then she left.

The sheer audacity of her statements shocked me to the very core. She just made blatantly racist comments in front of all of her co-workers and nobody made a peep.

I really didn't even know racism was even an issue anymore. I guess I was ignorant.
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