— Neil Gaiman on HBO’s American Gods adaptation. (via racebending)
I was at a baseball game today and I spotted this black guy going up the stairs with his dreaded hair in a ponytail and a light brown suit. I melted.
I’d only ever seen white people with dreads before and they’d looked unkept and dirty. One guy even told me that he didn’t wash his hair because that would rot the string, and he’d had them for months. MONTHS.
But this guy, his dreads were perfect and clean, they weren’t frizzy or clumpy, they were sooooo pretty. And they were long, they reached his lower back, but he didn’t look shabby like the other guys I’d seen. That’s what dreads should look like, I feel, not the cluster of knots some people try to pass of as dreads.