I was watching E! News earlier, and they were talking about Cultural Appropriation and how many ppl had a problem with Coco Austin wearing and renaming the braids she wore. While I can see CoCo's side of things and that she may have not meant any harm by it, I also see my own. I have no problem with people of the Caucasian race wearing braids, dreads, etc. But I do have a major problem when they shed negativity or poke fun at the black community for wearing them. I do have a problem when they are seen as beautiful for sporting a style that originated from us, yet when we wear it, it's not looked at in the same light. We are often called ghetto (which is a term that society has marked as "classless" or "unalluring") for wearing styles that have rooted from our own community, ancestry, and overall culture. I'm not saying that we have rights over braids or that we have some kind of ownership over it. I'm saying that I have a problem when our culture that is of our identity is taken as well as the credit that is deserved. They make money off of it. They are praised for it, while we are put to shame. For example, when the Kardashians started "trending" the "boxer braids"(braids that are heavily influenced and worn in black culture), society excepted it as fashionable and trendy. Majority of the time when black girls are seen wearing "boxer braids" society looks at us as ghetto, rough, classless, and the list goes on. All I'm saying is give credit where credit is due. Some ppl will not understand where I am coming from because they are not me, they are not us. They've never faced "black problems", never been in the shoes of black people. So they'll never understand or know what it feels like, or means to be us. (Btw, if ur trying to say I'm racist, I'm not. I'm just pro black and proud of it.) #CulturalAppropriation #ENews #CocoAustin #Kardashians #Braids #Beauty #BlackCulture #ProBlack #FUBU #BlackGirlsRock #Equality #Society #MyVeiw also #MyOwnOpinion #ImWoke Are u??