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You Be The Judge: Confrontation Over Dreadlocks Goes Viral…Who’s In The Right?

A video out of San Francisco State University grabbed the Internet’s attention Tuesday.

The video appears to show a black female accusing a white man with dreadlocks of cultural appropriation. Both seem to be students.


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At the start of the video the woman can be heard asking, “You got some scissors?”

The man replies, “You’re saying that I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?”

“Because it’s my culture.”

At one point, when he tries to walk away, she tries to block him and pulls at his shirt and brings him back.

SFSU has issued the following statement:

“We are aware of the video made of an incident which occurred on campus yesterday afternoon. University police were called to the scene of the incident when it occurred. The two individuals involved in the incident are not San Francisco State University employees. Further, no criminal charges have been pressed at this time to the University’s knowledge.

San Francisco State University promotes the rights of the campus community to engage in free speech, but does not condone behavior that impedes the safety or well-being of others. We are taking the matter seriously and will promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through applicable University channels, including our campus student conduct procedures.”

Source: USA Today College

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