Two students at Pitzer College have demanded white women stop wearing hoop earrings, claiming that they “belong to the black and brown folks who created the culture.”
The student newspaper, the Claremont Independent, reported yesterday that a message spray-painted on the college’s free-speech wall said, “White Girl, take off your hoops!!!”
If the white girls did a little research, they would be able to tell the black girls to drop their drawers.
Turn around should be fair play. The white gals will drop the hoops when the participating protesting black gals drop their drawers.
In a campus-wide email, Alegria Martinez of the Latinx Student Union elaborated on the message, saying she painted it with other women of color who were “tired and annoyed with the reoccuring [sic] theme of white women appropriating styles.”
Martinez said that hoop earrings come “from a historical background of oppression and exclusion,” and that they are worn, along with winged eyeliner and lip liner, as “an everyday act of resistance, especially here at the Claremont Colleges.”
To me, Mizzzz Martinez sounds like a very angry pissed off, prejudice princess.
People wonder why there is such a racial divide in this country. This is a great example.
There has to more people on both sides of the racial walls that do not want harmony within the races than do. If there wasn’t, there would not be all of this petty nonsense popping its ugly racial head up all the time.
Should the white Americans be pissed off and stir the racial pot about the black ONLY beauty contests? I haven’t seen any such conversation. It seems it is OK when black cross the picket line but not OK when the whites do.
The fact of the matter is, most honkies are intimidated by black people and hesitant to challenge them.
As far as I am concerned, there should be a live and let live society we ALL live by. It would be a lot less complicated.
There is a cliche I coined a few years ago that I live by. If everyone like me I am doing something wrong. I really don’t care who likes me or doesn’t. I will respect them if they respect me. Race, religion, national origin, who their Ma Ma and Daddy is, who in their family is s serial killer doesn’t mean shit to me. Respect me and I will respect them.
How simple can that be??
To Mizz Martinez, her crew and the rest of the fools like them out there; shine up your hoops, pull up your drawers and start behaving like an America instead of an alien. We are all Americans or are supposed to be. The few agitators we have in this country the better.