Is there anyone out there who was in a similar situation? What did you do? I do not want offend my grandmother or my church (a caribbean pentecostal denom), but I would very much like to get locks without being associated with Rastafarianism..
In addition, one other gripe that my family has wiht dreads is that of discrimination. They feel that those with dreads may get discriminated against more in the work force because they do not look professional or serious enough. Some may have great jobs, but may not get promoted. Some may have to keep their hair under wraps. I for one am very proud of my roots and my culture and would hate to experience that and it's a shame that it is an issue. Have any of you experienced that in your work place, or found that because of your hair and/or body art, you are being discriminated against? Also, what is your occupation?