Hoop skirts banned at the University of Georgia due to racist video at University of Oklahoma

Hoop skirts will go the way of Confederate uniforms as special-event attire for Greek organizations at the University of Georgia — into the past.

The hoop skirt ban came after UGA Student Affairs administrators met Monday with some UGA fraternity and sorority leaders, including representatives of the UGA chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Alpha fraternities, both of which have deep roots in the Southern Confederacy.

The ban comes a week after the University of Oklahoma expelled two SAE fraternity members and shut down the university’s SAE chapter because of a racist video made by members. In the video, SAE members chant about lynching, and using a racial slur, vow that there will never be a black member of the fraternity. The video went viral on the Internet and soon found its way to University of Oklahoma administrators. Talk during Monday’s UGA meeting at UGA was about presenting the university and Greek organizations in a good light, and not inviting negative attention, said Victor Wilson, UGA’s vice president for student affairs.

Part of the talk was about dress at such events as KA’s “Old South Week” and SAE’s “Magnolia Ball.” The discussion included hoop skirts, and the messages conveyed by such dresses or other articles of clothing, Wilson said.

“The discussion was about more than dress, but about how you present yourself, and dress was part of that,” he explained.

It wasn’t administrators who made the ultimate call on attire, it was the fraternity and sorority leaders, Wilson said…

  • TotallyPeeved

    I am so fucking sick of this insane bullshit.

    • warrenzoell

      Indeed. We used to hear of this type of nuttery once a year if we were lucky.
      Now it’s a constant daily barrage.

      • Frau Katze

        You’d think things were worse than the 1950s).

  • Exile1981

    I like the look of the hoop skirts

  • andycanuck

    You’ll still be allowed to wear drapes to the ball though right?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Michelle Obama still does.
      What a disgusting animal!

      • ntt1

        she’s not wearing a hoop that’s her butt, what a ratchet beast.

      • Clausewitz

        This is what the well dressed Wookie is wearing this season.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I can’t wait until she returns to her home planet.

    • ntt1

      apparently that curtain dress is part of the Burnett show display at the Smithsonian, As one of the highlights of the series definitely one of the funnier moments

  • edlancey

    Shoot brothers, not hoop skirts

  • warrenzoell

    Quick girls!! Put on your hoop skirts! That’ll show those blackies whose boss!

  • Chris P. Bacon

    If it were men seeking to wear the skirts . . .

    • ntt1

      maybe they were smuggling entire kegs into the ball under those rigs