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Is Justin Bieber’s Cultural Appropriation of Locs Worth Talking About?

Accountability is important but so is decentering whiteness

“Laaaaaaawd, why won’t white folks just stop with this nonsense?” asked Black people this week about Justin Biber’s hair. Photo by Kory Williams on Unsplash.

Justin Bieber’s new dreadlock hairstyle went viral amid allegations of cultural appropriation this week. This isn’t the first time he fell into some peak whiteness and, Lord knows, it…