Is it racist to touch a black person's hair because you like how it feels?

I was told it was racist by a black person.

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  • LOL!

    Nah, you're not racist, just rude. Ask before touching, if they say no, then.. oh well lol.

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  • lol am a black guy i feel appreciated when stuff like yours occur

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  • Is it racist? No.
    Is it rude as fuck to touch it? Yes.

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  • Just ask first honestly that sounds like a compliment comeing from a half black woman

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  • nope but it would be racist to touch his hair and then clean your hands in front of him, i know a techer who whenever he handshake with a black student cleans his hand in front of him

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  • I don't think that's racist...

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  • Haha no! xD

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  • Used to happen to me every week growing up. It's probably odd now but as kids people thought it was interesting

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  • lol am a black guy i feel appreciated when stuff like yours occur

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  • I wouldn't necessarily call it racist as long as you don't fixate on a black person's hair to the point that you don't realize that there's a person attached to that that hair. However, I do think it's very rude to just start reaching out to touch someone's hair without his or her permission, especially if you don't know that person very well.

    When I was a little girl in 4th an 5th grade I had really long, thick, straight dark brown hair and other girls would often ask if they could play with it or braid it or whatever. I always said no of course. It actually annoyed me quite a bit, because my mom would always do my hair for me before school, and I was reasonably sure that whatever some other girl could do to my hair wouldn't look as good as what my mom already did that morning. I kinda felt like they just wanted to mess up my hair. My mom thought that they were jealous, either way I never wanted to say anything but no, and I'm happy for that.

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  • "Racist" is over-used.

    However it is RUDE without their permission. It is a violation of personal space.

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  • Hah! Just try that shit uptown 125th Street on a Saturday night whitegurl. They'll snatch you baldheaded.

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  • Why would you want to touch anyone's hair?

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  • I can see why someone would think it's racist, but no not really. I don't like the idea of people touching each other, period (unless dating or married)

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  • I think the reason they'd consider it racist (and why it probably is) is that you (assumedly white) are treating a black person like an object. You're treating their hair like something you're entitled to just because you like the look of it. I'm sure I don't have to explain the extremely racist historical context of white people feeling ownership over black bodies.

    Also if a black person tells you something is racist you should probably just take their word for it...

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  • Tell them ,to suck a white cock!is that racist?

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