White students are told they can’t wear hoop earrings because the style results from ‘oppression and exclusion’ of black people
Pitzer College students in LA have been warned about cultural appropriation
White female students have been told not to wear hooped earrings as a result
One activist emailed the entire student body to justify the attempted ban
The activist claimed the hooped earrings and eyeliner were ‘acts of resistance’
By DARREN BOYLE
28 March 2017
White female students have been told to scrap their ‘hoop earrings’ because the style results from the ‘oppression and exclusion’ of black people.
A group of Latino students at Pitzer College in Los Angeles wrote on a ‘free wall’ used for unmoderated free speech, ‘White Girl, take off your hoops’.
One white student raised a question with authorities about the message, when fellow student Alegria Martinez responded by emailing the entire student body.