Monday, September 05, 2016

braiding business pioneer upsets vapor-catchers and pearl-clutchers by including dolezal...,

dailymail |  'My intention is to support Isis and the braid freedom movement in whatever way it will be most helpful,' Dolezal told The Daily Beast.

'I don't want to be a liability for anyone. It's a justice issue and I've been a social justice activist for years. It's really that simple.'

Brantley, a Dallas hair braider and owner of the nation's first hair-braiding school, faced a backlash on social media after announcing Dolezal would be joining the event rallying for braiders' rights.

'This woman lied and not only that, she filed a reverse discrimation (sic) lawsuit as a WHITE woman while she was at a Black college,' one person wrote on Facebook. 

'How is this ancestral u not see how u just gave someone and every other stealer a cultural stealer a pass for cultural misrepresentation, cultural stealing, and cultural appropriation.'

Another called Dolezal out for not having the 'culture or hair texture of Ancestral braiders.'

However, some cut Dolezal some slack and said critics should not get mad at her.

'Why get mad at her for admiring our beautiful culture,' one person wrote in the comments.

'She is a civil rights activist, and besides her and one brother her other brothers are African-American, through the love of adoption.

'Not all Caucasian people are bad people some of them I don't even see them as stealing things from us, I believe some of them really see our culture for what it is and the beauty that is in it, and just want to be a part of it!!!'

In a response to one the critics, Brantley said 'not a one of my people have ever joined this movement yet and it's been going on for 20 years now.'

'I'm so sorry you all feel this way I'm focusing on the braid freedom movement not what America and her children are doing to us,' she wrote.