Man Cuts Off Dreadlocks, Encourages Youth to Clean Up Their Image

Man Cuts Off Dreadlocks, Encourages Youth to Clean Up Their Image
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Here at BreakingBrown, we’ve seen no evidence that dreadlocks are linked to criminal activity. In fact, the founder of this website–Yvette Carnell– wears locs. And if the number of white youth who are adopting the hairstyle is any indication, then, with the exception of Rastas, dreads are just another hairstyle.  Still, one Florida man decided to cut his locs as a way of getting a job and encouraging youth to clean up their image.

Dominick Davis, 41, an ex offender, says his locs are holding him back so he’s cutting them off as part of the “Saving Our Sons” effort to combat negative stereotypes of African-Americans, WJAX-TV reports.

Davis, who spent six years in prison, says it’s time that he clean up his image.

“It’s time for a change, because enough is enough,” he said, adding, “People feel like everyone that has dreads are bad people or they’re criminals.”

Davis says mugshots encouraged him to change his look.

“You turn on the TV and if they have a suspect, the description is a person with dreads. You absolutely have to dress. You can’t go on an interview with jeans, T-shirt. You’re basically selling yourself,” said Davis.

Davis says he wants to pass that message on to the younger generation.

It’s hard to understand how one man cutting his hair made it onto the local news in Jacksonville. This isn’t so much about dreads as it is about how the news media’s racial agenda comes through under the veil of human interest stories.

Davis also has gold teeth. No word on whether he’ll be removing those as he continues his job hunt. We wish him luck.

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DerylJohnson
DerylJohnson

this is some BS....you might as well cut your head off too.. this brotha was chasing sissies in prison, instead of learning of self.. cutting off your dreads to please a cave dwelling devil is not the answer. ... you can save you sons by  teaching them the truth. so they will know who they are, instead of the education system, who will teach them just the opposite of the truth. did moses cut his dreads to please the pharaoh? this man has no connection to self. and no brotha should buy into this bullshit.   and of course this  fool makes the local news, dammm shame.  

denzel8159
denzel8159

NO ONE NEVER ASK "WHAT CAN WHITES DO TO HELP FIGHT RACISM"?

JuliusMartins
JuliusMartins

I see a great deal of hipocrisy in all that. Black women have become transvestites (white women in drag or the other way round) and nobody says a word - why is that? Simple enough, black   women  have surrendered to white ´´beauty´´ standards and perhaps that is what black men like best but can´t have. Sometimes I wonder if black women do that to please black men or to attract a white partner. In the place I live now  (brazil) Black women die for a shag with a white partner  and despise the whole race of non white- whichever they are. Then we start the rigmarole and blame the whites for being racist. 

Johnw11
Johnw11

@JuliusMartins  Brazil has the largest population of Blacks outside of Africa. Therefore, your generalizing statements about "Black women" is fallacious. The behaviors you mentioned are not true of all Black women, or even the majority of Black women. I have visited Brazil, and most of the Black women I saw were not imitating white women. Most were not adorned in Eurocentric hair or other styles.        

Unless things have changed over the past five years, your claims are unsupported by facts.

Moreover, Brazil has for decades promoted itself as a race-less (color-blind) society. That was, and is a lie. Blacks are in every socio-economic indicator at the bottom of Brazilian society. In fact, Blacks just got a TV program in Brazil about six or seven years ago.

Your claim that Black women will die for a "shag with a white partner," again, speaks to the brainwashing of some (extreme minority) of Black women and is not only true of Brazil in that context but anywhere in the world where white supremacy has established itself.

In order to understand behavior, it is necessary to understand the psycho-social-political-economic (environmental) conditions / contexts in which the behavior occurs.

Otherwise, you'll end up blaming the victims as you are doing here. And, which whites like you have a propensity for doing.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@Johnw11 @JuliusMartins

" Brazil has the largest population of Blacks outside of Africa. Therefore, your generalizing statements about "Black women" is fallacious. '


Oh.  So he took a tiny sample, his own observations, and drew inferences about a much larger population?  Sort of like, I dunno, taking a food stamp bust composed of 27 trashy whites in a small town in New York state, a town that is 91% white, and agreeing this is convincing proof they represent 'the TRUE face of food stamp fraud in America??"  "Fallacies" like that, John?


Oh, but you do go on to 'refute" his anecdotal experience with ... YOUR anecdotal experience.  


kiki100
kiki100

@JuliusMartins And what about black men and dreadlocks??? What is your comment speaking to?

Johnw11
Johnw11

What's holding this guy back is not his hair but his race. Whites get jobs with pink and purple hair, rings through their lips, cheeks, foreheads, nose, etc. This guy is playing right into the hands of the racists who argue that Blacks are held back by their own behavior rather than racism / white supremacy. It's sad.

A few years ago they claimed that Blacks were disproportionately unemployed because they "don't speak good English." They never explained why some people in this country who don't speak English at all, are less unemployed than Blacks.

While it doesn't seem that it should be so difficult, critical thinking is sometimes a very difficult thing for some people to do.

I would suggest that this guy reads (or, perhaps some one should read it to him) Law Professor Michele Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness."

After that, he will know why he doesn't have a job. And, very likely, will never have one.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@Johnw11

"What's holding this guy back is not his hair but his race. Whites get jobs with pink and purple hair, rings through their lips, cheeks, foreheads, nose, etc."



Yeah.  In bars, head shops, and tattoo parlors!  If you think office jobs hire those with that appearance just because they're white, you're clueless.


" This guy is playing right into the hands of the racists who argue that Blacks are held back by their own behavior rather than racism / white supremacy. It's sad."


It's true.  Next?


"A few years ago they claimed that Blacks were disproportionately unemployed because they "don't speak good English. They never explained why some people in this country who don't speak English at all, are less unemployed than Blacks."


Then allow me to.  Mexicans eagerly WORK unpleasant, menial labor jobs to a degree that blacks don't.  No attitude, no tardiness.  All they require is a supervisor who speaks passable broken Spanish, and they take care of the rest themselves!  But you stumbled, quite inadvertently, onto the fact that they are the a prime reason unskilled black wages have gone nowhere.  


But your takeaway, obviously, is that it somehow is NOT important to refrain from speaking like you have a mouthful of marbles! 


"While it doesn't seem that it should be so difficult, critical thinking is sometimes a very difficult thing for some people to do."


Yeah, no shit!



Kid Funkadelic
Kid Funkadelic

He did it to get more publicity just like some Black leaders get publicity by dissing the POTUS or other Black leaders that help the community. My father use to say that "you can tell if a Black man is doing his job by how many White people hate him". Looks like no White people hate Dominick Davis.  I seen the same thing on fake Tom sites as Tommy Sotomayor, Alonzo Rachel, and Rebel Pundit. They make their money by bashing and ridiculing Blacks and our culture.

Johnw11
Johnw11

@Kid Funkadelic  Name one "Black leader" who has helped the "community" who was "dissed" by informed Blacks. And name what they did that is "helping" the community. Name one thing the "POTUS" has done to help Blacks. One thing?

Name it and I will INFORM you how it (whatever you name) has helped ONLY Wall-Street and hurt Blacks.

Go on -- name it. OR stop making off-topic comments.

Kid Funkadelic
Kid Funkadelic

@Johnw11 @Kid Funkadelic  Jesse Jackson, attacked by Glenn Beck

                                                 Al Sharpton, attacked by Glenn Beck

                                                  Louis Farrakhan, attacked by Glenn Beck

                                                   Shaun King, attacked by Glenn Beck

When a Black kid or Hispanic kid is killed, these are the only people , ATTACKED BY GLENN BECK !

Johnw11
Johnw11

@Kid Funkadelic I read your comment to be about Black "leaders" being attacked by other Blacks. That is what I was responding to.

But your response was about a psychiatric patient and self-disclosed drunk Glenn Beck (paid tens of $ millions yearly for his hallucinations) attacking Blacks.

Two different issues altogether.

High Crimes
High Crimes

This was a tactic he devised to get attention. (How did the news media know that he was getting a haircut?)  Actually, he looked better with the dreads, save for the mouth filled with gold caps.

EmmanuelNkono
EmmanuelNkono

Idiot! By the way, why not peel off your tar skin too, or paint it black?

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@EmmanuelNkono Wow.  All for wanting to look neat and professional for a job interview.


I think that sentence is a perfect illustration of the hateful mindset that causes so many black conservatives to be treated as pariahs by their own.  You want to screw up your own lives, great.  But leave the guy who's figured out part of being productive involves NOT looking like a walking attitude problem alone.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@TyroneRollins So, let's analyze this.


Someone like me, who would be in a position of determining if I want to hire this guy, and I DON'T hire him because of his dreadlocks, that's my problem alone.  


But at the exact same time, the notion that "his dreds are holding him back is ridiculous??"  See a logical conflict there, sport?


If you are not willing to change your hair, fine, don't.  But let's apply some elementary logic and  understand that it WILL hold you back.  It's not a serious, professional appearance.  And that's not "ridiculous." 

TyroneRollins
TyroneRollins

A walking attitude problem? Sounds a bit ignorant, dredslocks was not the cause of him going to prison. If he wants to cut his locks off that is perfectly fine, but to say that his dreds are holding him back is ridiculous. Many blacks people are so self conscious and afraid of what "white" society thinks of them that they change the way they look to "fit" in. Its his mindset that needed to chance and not his dress. So in short fuck you.

DerylJohnson
DerylJohnson

@junkbondtrader41 @EmmanuelNkono walking attitude problem...sounds like a redneck devil...who sells junk bonds for a living...it's retards like you, that keeps fire to the fuel. this guy hasn't fiqured out how to be productive, by cutting his dreads...and his face is still brown.  lmbao.  "black conservatives" i think not.

DerylJohnson
DerylJohnson

@junkbondtrader41 @TyroneRollins someone like you to be in a position to hire is the problem..not the brotha looking to be hired.  it's devils like you who seem to forgot how you got in the position to hire....it's only because your cave dwelling edomite ancestors robbed, raped, and stolen everything they ever owned..never earning a dime...if it wasn't for the ancestors of the brotha you might considering hiring...your junk bond selling ass wouldnt have a bond to sell.  see the logic behind that fact sport?

DerylJohnson
DerylJohnson

@junkbondtrader41 @DerylJohnson @TyroneRollins it's obvious that you don't know the history of your tyranny cave dwelling acncestor's who use to roast either other over open fire....google caucasus mountains...and read about the history of your barbaric ancestors.   you devils quick to tell a brotha to go back to africa.. but have you ever heard a brotha, tell you to go back to the caucasus mountains of europe... back to the caves you unworthy barbaric cave dwelling edomite.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@junkbondtrader41 @EmmanuelNkono 

He is not being neat with the grill or fronts on his teeth.  Sorry again you lose in the logic area.  It is his prison record and attitude that is setting him back.  I wonder if he has found a job now.

NOT!

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

Hmmm.  I don't think there are published statistics on the correlation of dreadlocks and crime rates among black men, Yvette.  But since dreads are a near-exclusively black hairstyle and blacks have inarguably higher per capita crime rates than whites, I'd say odds are high a dreads / crime correlation, among the overall population, exists.  


But hey, let's not stop here.  If this fellow's commonsense advice to get a freaking haircut before going into a job interview represents selling out ( or whatever your problem is with it ), let's encourage young black men to wear dashikis to their interview?  How about black fatigues and a beret which barely fits over their enormous afro?? 


Or maybe this is just a really stupid and pointless post. 

kiki100
kiki100

@junkbondtrader41 No. Not selling out. There are black lawyers with dreadlocks. I love how you people mention crime. If there 'crime' was 0, whites would still have a problem with out hair. lol

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@kiki100 @junkbondtrader41 How I mentioned crime?  The entire article is based on an ex-con who cut his hair because he correctly realizes it makes him look like a criminal!  How am I the one bringing crime into this?  

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@queenofmeanest @junkbondtrader41 @kiki100 Queen, you're a female.  In business, long hair is permitted in women but frowned upon in men.  Hell, I work with black women in dreadlocks!  But my company would NOT hire a black man who wore them, it's not professional.

akins9
akins9

Nice that you cut off your dread, dreading originate in the bible and practiced widely among the Yoruba people of West Africa they are actually born with dread and namely called Dada. My mother was born a dread and so is my son, when my son decided to wear his dread I will not denied him of his natural God giving might,it was giving to Samson in the Bible.to correlates wearing dread with crime is.ignorance from the wearer who seen it as a social style and the people of other races who condemned the other person.learn your history.stop pleasing the status quo,let.the status quo learn about you and accept you.

smittyboy7
smittyboy7

@junkbondtrader41  Boy are you a fool,i say you a damn fool.Nobody commits more crimes than the white race.You monster all way overseas committing crimes.There's not one place on planet earth you monsters hasn't committed a crime at.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@smittyboy7 @junkbondtrader41 Yeah, you rationalize that statement by re-defining war and conquest as "crime." 


I'm talking about the REAL definition of "crime," not an absurd cliche you make up to defy the facts.

OnajeAsheber
OnajeAsheber

@junkbondtrader41 @kiki100 Looks like a criminal? Wearing Locs means looking someone who is about to do wrong. First of all People that are White/European, highly educated and have their hair cut and dressed in suits are the biggest criminals on the planet. These people have made it crime for good people to do good. Now how criminal can get?

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@junkbondtrader41 @kiki100 

How in the hell can dreadlocks make anyone like a criminal.  Many white men are bald or their hair is conservatively cut short and yet they commit crimes as well.

I wear dreadlocks and I dare any white person tell me that I have to relax/straighten my hair.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@junkbondtrader41 @queenofmeanest @kiki100 

HELL, my best geologist who is white wear dreads.  There is nothing wrong with a man that wearing dreads as long as he keeps them up.


As long as you do your job right and with accuracy, you can wear a Mohawk as far as I am concerned.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@junkbondtrader41 @kiki100 

{ Hmmm.  I don't think there are published statistics on the correlation of dreadlocks and crime rates among black men, Yvette.  But since dreads are a near-exclusively black hairstyle and blacks have inarguably higher per capita crime rates than whites, I'd say odds are high a dreads / crime correlation, among the overall population, exists.  }


Your words not mine.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@smittyboy7 @junkbondtrader41 ROFLMAO!  


Oh, that's rich.  Europe, America, and Australia, where whites actually LIVE, attain the most peaceful scores, but where there are essentially nothing but blacks and you're all killing each other by the millions, it's somehow STILL our fault.  


You do know you have done nothing but embarrass yourself every time you've addressed me, right?

smittyboy7
smittyboy7

@junkbondtrader41 @smittyboy7  Boy you're one dumb whitey,don't you know those pale faced Australians are just like all the other whites in the world violent and crazy as hell.You are an embarrassment,you're lonely bored with your own people whitey hanging around BLACK websites.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@junkbondtrader41 @smittyboy7 

Did you know that the whites shipped to Australia and other countries were actual convicted criminals?  Look at what the whites did to the Aborigines in their mass sterilization experiments and laws.

BTW, that animal that hops around and carries a joey in its pouch?  What is that called?  Everyone but the Aborigines call it a KANGAROO.


KANGAROO = I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR QUESTION.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@queenofmeanest @junkbondtrader41 @smittyboy7 I know, Queen, I'm familiar with the history, and that's actually a British joke.  When they are mistaken for an Aussie by a non-Brit, the retort is, "Oh, you think I came from a nation of criminals??"


I know there is a similar history of mistreatment by white Australians against the aborigines, but that's not really the point here.  The map I linked our rather dense, unserious friend above to is a color-coded map showing the level of political violence in various countries.  Africa is deeply and brightly covered, while nations with mainly white European populations are not.  We mean political violence as in civil war or terrorism, not a policy like you described.


I'll take your word for it that it's as you described for the time being, but it's still apples and oranges.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@smittyboy7 @junkbondtrader41 If you're referring to the only link I've put on this thread, it's not a "news story," it's a map assembled by a left wing "peace" think tank called the Center for Systemic Peace.  


And you have no reason whatsoever to reject its validity other than you're a dumbass.  But you already knew that.

kiki100
kiki100

@queenofmeanest @junkbondtrader41 @kiki100 Whites do that alot...they find something to tie in our race. They never do this to themselves.  And they commit more crime when it comes to pedophilia, terrorism and arson and of course drunk driving involving homicides.

junkbondtrader41
junkbondtrader41

@kiki100 @queenofmeanest @junkbondtrader41 Pedophilia?  Nope.


http://cachouston.org/child-sexual-abuse-facts/ 


The popular false stat that gave rise to this idea that child sex offenders were mainly white was that in 1991, something 70% of those incarcerated for sexually abusing children were "white," which by the definition of federal stats include Hispanics.  As near as I can tell, that is the sole source.  All other estimates from various child abuse advocacy groups, govt health agencies, etc, show higher rate of sexual abuse of children in black and Hispanic households.


Arson?  Nope.  You are 13% of the population, and 29% of the arson property crime arrests.


http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43


DUI homicides?  Couldn't find an exact stat, but the link above reveals "whites" are 85% of overall DUI arrests, again, including Hispanics.  And Hispanics are higher per capita offenders of DUI.


http://www.alcoholismrehab.org/drunk-driving/study-says-arrests-for-drinking-and-driving-highest-among-hispanic-population/