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    Cultural Apropreation - Hoop Earings

    Some students on campus were puzzled by the message when it first appeared.

    Alegria Martinez, a resident assistant at Pitzer and an active member of the school’s Latinx Student Union then claimed credit for the message by emailing a rambling, race-based fashion manifesto to all 1,062 Pitzer students :

    “[T]he art was created by myself and a few other WOC [women of color] after being tired and annoyed with the reoccuring [sic] theme of white women appropriating styles … that belong to the black and brown folks who created the culture. The culture actually comes from a historical background of oppression and exclusion. The black and brown bodies who typically wear hooped earrings, (and other accessories like winged eyeliner, gold name plate necklaces, etc) are typically viewed as ghetto, and are not taken seriously by others in their daily lives. Because of this, I see our winged eyeliner, lined lips, and big hoop earrings serving as symbols [and] as an everyday act of resistance, especially here at the Claremont Colleges. Meanwhile we wonder, why should white girls be able to take part in this culture (wearing hoop earrings just being one case of it) and be seen as cute/aesthetic/ethnic. White people have actually exploited the culture and made it into fashion.”

    Martinez’s Facebook likes include Seventeen Magazine, Netflix, Socialist Alternative DMV, Wikileaks, Eyeliner Addict and, of course, Vox.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/08/la...#ixzz4apJafCu6


    I guess they are going to demand next, white girls quit acting black, dating brown men
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    I guess they are going to demand next, white girls quit acting black, dating brown men
    They've been demanding that ^^ for decades. Nothing ostracizes you faster than a group of WOC that think you're after their men.

    I've also been wearing big hoop earrings since I was a teen. I have long, curly, big hair. And I'm about as stereotypically basic white girl as they come. Hoop earrings look good one me. Sue me.
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    If I ever get my ear pierced.... never mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    I guess they are going to demand next, white girls quit acting black, dating brown men
    Wouldn't "cultural appropriation" be almost exactly analogous to "assimilation", and essential for "inclusion"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky_bee View Post
    I've also been wearing big hoop earrings since I was a teen.


    I thought it was a 'jersey' thing ....
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    If I ever get my ear pierced.... never mind
    It's not as bad as getting a Prince Albert,. Geesh....
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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