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What's with white celebrities who actually get cornrows? From Fergie to Jared Leto, Justin Bieber to Kylie Jenner, numerous white celebs have come under fire for rocking the cornrow hairstyle.

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A viral video has started a debate about "cultural appropriation" and the racial politics of hair.

The footage picks up in the middle of a confrontation between two young people - one a white man, the other a black woman. The argument centres around the man's hairstyle.

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Specifically, his dreadlocks. At one point she pushes him and tries to stop him from walking away.

The videowhich has been watched more than three million times on YouTube, kicked off a debate online. The man was later identified as Cory Goldstein, a student at San Francisco State University, where the video was apparently filmed. During the argument, Goldstein at one point declares: "You have no right to tell me what I can wear.

the conversation on this and other stories here. But beyond the specific incident in the video, what of the charge of "cultural appropriation" - the use of another ethnic group's fashion, art, or in this case, hairstyle? In a later video responseGoldstein made a distinction between "appreciation" and "appropriation".

It's this thinking which led the Glastonbury Festival to ban the sale of headdresseswhich were once somewhat fashionable. The woman in the video has apparently shut down her social media s and did not respond to requests for comments. Her personal details were quickly circulated on message boards and social networks.

Alongside the discussion about this particular incident there was also a lot of chatter online about the politics of hair. Yesha Callahan, an editor at The Root, a website aimed at African-American readers, told BBC Trending radio that she didn't agree with the woman's actions, but can understand why some people are uncomfortable with white people with dreadlocks.

She sees someone with a hairstyle who's wearing it freely, who probably doesn't get as much push back as she would, if she had the same hairstyle.

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Sometimes people call dreadlocks 'dirty' or 'ghetto' if they see them on a black person. Callahan, who blogged about the videosaid hairstyles are an occasionally popular and sometimes thorny topic of conversation amongst The Root's readers.

People choose braids, dreadlocks, choose to straighten or weave - and a lot of people bring up these choices. Are black people appropriating white culture by straightening their hair?

Well, there's a difference between assimilation and appropriation. Callahan says she once dated a white man who had dreadlocks.

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She had no problem with the hairstyle, but rather the slapdash way he pulled it off. Reporting by Emma Wilson. Blog by Mike Wendling. Next story: South African preacher mocked after charging for "heavenly" photos. A South African preacher has been roundly mocked after reportedly charging followers for photos of "heaven.

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