Pitzer College RA tells white people not to wear hoop earrings

A wall on the side of a Pitzer College dormitory devoted to unmoderated free speech through art (colloquially named “the free wall”), was recently painted by a group of Latino students with the message, “White Girl, take off your [hoop earrings]!!!”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Lime pits!
    ‘Nough said!

    • Dave

      Worthy of 10 thumbs up!

  • LairdKintyre

    Just read the headline. Didn’t bother to read the story. Couldn’t be important. Just two questions about this. Why? and Who cares?

  • WalterBannon
  • andycanuck

    I wonder how many of the black feminists pushing this use hair-straighteners?

    • huron


    • Ed

      or medicine, central heat, motorized transportation, electric light, fridges, tv, computer, etc etc…

      • terrence22

        like cell phones, and even Obama Phones

  • deplorabledave

    Well that does it. We’re hooped.

  • Jay Currie

    Well, I trust the women of colour will not appropriate French culture by wearing high heels.

  • Hoop earrings are from the Latin-language countries of Spain, Portugal, Italy and France — Southern Europe. That’s where Latin Americans got it from. Southern Europe is Caucasian. Discussion over.

    These kids aren’t “Latino” — they can’t even speak Spanish, they speak “Spanglish” at best. And if some of them have Indigenous blood, they can’t speak a word of an Indigenous dialect either. That’s the problem, they don’t know what their culture is, and they are perhaps the most ignorant people on the subject of “culture” I’ve ever seen. Latin Americans who actually live in Latin America have never claimed that hoop earrings are “cultural appropriation” — the “Latinos” on campus aren’t even marginally Latino.

    Conclusion: Don’t send your kids to a North American University. And don’t take out an education RESP for your grandchildren. Send them to India, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, etc. — places where they can still get a traditional liberal education.

  • Starlord

    Get the fuck out of cars then.
    Better not fly in a plane
    Better not microwave
    Stop watching tv
    Don’t use a phone
    Eye glasses ya those take them off
    Jails, u can use those but stop using guns… very bad cultural appropriation. Use sticks or rocks when doing crimes.

    • LairdKintyre

      Exactly. Amazing how these minorities want reparations for the supposed injustices historically done to them. Yet not one is willing to leave behind all the advantages European culture brought to them.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      They shouldn’t use anything with wheels.

  • bargogx1

    Any female who’s actually spineless enough to let herself be dictated to in this manner ought to be ashamed of herself.

  • Editor

    Regardless of the origin of hoops and the idiocy of the whole concept of cultural appropriation, the arrogance, conceit and misplaced sense of self importance that inform this prohibition is absolutely astounding. Who the hell died and left you in charge Ms Martinez?

  • Shebel

    She is right.
    White girls are already so ‘pretty’ – that rings and hoops do nothing for them.

  • Countermeasures_Dispenser

    You can give all the examples and arguments you want. It doesn’t matter to the Postmodern crowd. Narrative + relativism is all that matters to them. It all falls on deaf ears. Save your breath.

  • simus1

    Change the name to Putzer High, home of ethno-racist, illiterates on speed dial.
    When you can’t even spell “riocurring” correctly, times are tough at good old PC.

  • Maggat

    Higher education eh. I see.

  • Kali

    Since the earliest known hoop earrings were worn during the Minoan civilisation, and the frescos from that civilisation portray the wearers as Caucasian, this is just cultural appropriation….