Best of the Week
of May 17, 2002

Best of Week Archives

Here are the most intriguing cross-cultural exchanges either begun or advanced during the week of May 17, 2002, as selected by Y? Thesepostings, as well as "Best of the Week" entries from previous weeks, also can be found by accessing Y?'s database using the search form, or, in the case of answers posted before April 24, 1999, in the Original Archives (all questions from the Original Archives have been entered into the database as well). In the Original Archives, as well as in the database, you will find questions that have received answers, as well as questions still awaiting responses. You are encouraged to answer any questions relevant to your demographic background, as well as to ask any provocative question you desire. Answers posted are not necessarily meant to represent the views of an entire demographic group, but can provide a window into the insights of an individual from that group.
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Question:

Do most black people find the idea of white people wearing dreadlocks offensive? I'm white and love the look and feel of dreadlocks, but I don't want to offend anybody by wearing them. I understand dreadlocks originated in a culture that I will never fully understand or really be a part of (Rastafarianism), but why couldn't I wear them if I like them? It's not a lifestyle, it's a hairstyle to me.

POSTED 5/21/2002
Nez, Philadelphia, PA, United States, <tzop@hotmail.com>, 20, Female, Agnostic, White/Caucasian, Bisexual, student, 2 Years of College, Lower middle class, Mesg ID 424200191616

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Question:

Should I tell my friends I'm a bisexual?
POSTED 5/20/2002
Ashleigh, Lincoln, NA, United Kingdom, 15, Female, no religion, White/Caucasian, Bisexual, Student, High School Diploma, Middle class, Mesg ID 518200261844

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Question:

Why does it seem that black people, particularly women, are afraid of dogs - even friendly ones?
POSTED 5/20/2002
Kit, Dongola, IL, United States, Mesg ID 5202002120043

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