White Woman in a Black Afro: Racist?

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    Hi All,

    I'm writing to gain insight regarding the racial undertones of a white woman buying and wearing an afro wig.

    I am only interested in buying and wearing an afro wig because I think they are cool. The wig would NOT be used as any part of a Halloween costume, or worn with mockery or any sort of humor. I would wear the wig out (probably to a club, or the bar) in solidarity with anti-racism.

    While my intentions are "good," is this still exotification of black people? I worry that it is.

    Insights welcome, especially from African American women.
     
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    People would just think you're a Jewish girl that overdid it on the blowdryer. :lol:


    Urban Dictionary: JewFro


    But if you're worrying about how you might be perceived, that's going to put a damper on your night. You don't want to second guess what people are thinking every time they look at you, right? Just go out as yourself.

    If you want to show solidarity with anti-racism, just don't be a racist. No props required.
     
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    If you've got a great set of cans, you can do whatever you want!
     
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    That's a mature response, Mad Scientist. I'm talking about racism here, not sexism. Thanks for belittling my sincere request for information!
     
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    A great ass helps too!
     
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    Thanks, Sheldon--I like the "no props required" idea.

    But I still like afros for fashion. Is it an irresponsible decision to purchase the wig for style's sake?
     
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    No--wear whatever you want.
     
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    Nope. Don't overthink it. If that's your style, it's reason enough.

    An afro on a white girl would make me go--lolwut? And if I was drunk I'd probably as if I could wear it for a minute. :D But just do what you feel.
     
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    I'm really glad we could help Melface with her fashion problem. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
     

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