I was surfing the internet this morning and stumbled across a photo from the 18th century that showed a white woman with a big giant Afro ! I did a little investigating and here's what I found out.
The Circassians are an ethnic group from the North Caucasus, an area in southwest Russia between the Black and Caspian seas.
In the 18th century Russians drove the Circassians from their homeland and deported them to the Ottoman Empire. At least 600,000 people lost their lives to massacre, starvation, and the elements while hundreds of thousands more were forced to leave their homeland. By 1864, three-fourths of the population was annihilated, and the Circassians had become one of the first stateless peoples in modern history.
Russia has denied all claims of a genocide and last year there were protests regarding the Sochi Olympics because the event fell on the 150th anniversary of the genocide.
Historians say all these people did was comb out their hair. Really ? So that's how they got hair like Frederick Douglas ?
After centuries of race & ethnic mixing, genocide,etc. most of the Afros are gone. However, their traditional hat is called " The Georgian Chokha" which looks like a big curly Afro !
So the next time you see a White person with an Afro they may not be copying you. You may be copying them.......