College RA Tells White Girls That Wearing Hoop Earrings is Cultural Appropriation
“White girl take off your hoops!!!”
Can you imagine going through life and paying attention to such petty things?
Robby Soave reports at Reason:
Pitzer College RA Tells White Girls to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings: It’s Cultural Appropriation
A residential advisor at Pitzer College sent a campus-wide email informing students—white women, in particular—that they should stop wearing hoop earrings.
Hooped earrings “actually come from a historical background of oppression and exclusion,” wrote Alegria Martinez, according to The Claremont Independent. “Why should white girls be able to take part in this culture?”
The email was intended to serve as an explanation for the appearance of a message, “White girl take off your hoops!!!” on Pitzer’s free speech wall. In her email to campus, Martinez identified herself as one of the authors of the message.
It’s great that Pitzer has a free speech wall, and it’s great that Martinez exercised her right to contribute an offensive, racist statement to the wall. Free speech means letting people say offensive, racists things. Which, to be clear, is exactly what Martinez did. If racist has any meaning at all, it must describe the belief that people should be disallowed from participating in certain facets of modern life because of the color of their skin. The doctrine of cultural appropriation—that marginalized people should keep to their own customs, and white people to theirs—is just old-fashioned racism given a fancy name for the purposes of ensnaring liberals.
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I certainly hope Ms Martinez will learn some history, and maybe even common sense and humility while at Pitzer. The poor oppressed and excluded Vikings wore hooped earrings, as did many other peoples. See the Silverdale hoard photos, inter alia.
Oldest earrings found to date are Persian. Persians are white. Almost everything Persian had a Greek counterpart because the cultures have been in constant contact with each other since prior to recorded history. In fact some historians say that until 1979 there has never been a hiatus in Persian/Greek trade, even all through the many wars they have had with each other. Caravans and trade ships were often given leave of passage in the middle of wars.
This whole thing could get expensive.
The College should keep a witch doctor on staff, so that anyone who staggers in with an emergency won’t appropriate any modern white-cracker medicine or surgical techniques.
On the other hand, they can save a bit of money by keeping certain types out of the libraries, as those are chock-full of books written in the various languages of oppression.
Sounds like fun—let’s all play this game.
What a bunch of BS nonsense re the history of hoop earrings. Total BS, Not a shred of truth. Moron.
Is Martinez eating with utensils, using metal, eating a hamburger, wearing a dress with a bustline, wearing a bra, and eating pork, beef, rice, and chicken cultural appropriation?
And perhaps using vaccines, modern medicines, automobiles and airplanes to name a few?
Maybe to show that they are “down with the struggle”?
I am willing to bet that Mzzz Martinez is not taking a “hard” major.