Beneatha's friend and some-what lover, Asagai, comments on how Beneatha's hair is mutilated and American and this helps her to realize the important of her culture. Today, people would look at this boy's hair with shock, like Beneatha's family looked at her hair after she cut it.
Sociological concept- Subculture Punk rock cultures have become a very large subculture through out the UK. The groups share patterns like music, the way they dress and how they style their hair. If you look at this picture it gives you a great idea of what this type of subculture looks like from societies perspective