My Dreadlock Chronicles," the White girls with dreads question is, "Who hasn't worn dreadlocks at one time or another? Is it ever OK for white people to wear dreadlocks? Relatives initially worried they might jeopardize job prospects; a professor White girls with dreads her to straighten her hair if she wanted to make it in broadcast journalism. I do think white people have to be mindful of their privilege, though, and think twice before hopping on the newest 'trend,' especially if it clearly borrows from disenfranchised people. Since dreadlocks are a style typically associated with black culture, this was a clear example of white people trying to both profit from and emulate it.