Leftist racism and its perpetual victim culture were evidenced on a college campus recently when a message to “white girls” was spray-painted on their free speech wall. According to these racist leftists, “white girls” (I thought feminists said it was wrong to call women girls … I guess white women are okay to discriminate against in their world) shouldn’t wear hoop earrings because if they do, it’s racist.
The demand, “White Girl, Take Off Your Hoops” was spray painted on the free speech wall, according to the Claremont Independent.
The Independent reposted this email from one of the racists who demanded that white women not wear a piece of jewelry that they claim belongs to them. Here’s an excerpt, courtesy of The College Fix:
“[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.”
Another email from one of the racist “artists” read: “If you didn’t create the culture as a coping mechanism for marginalization, take off those hoops, if your feminism isn’t intersectional take off those hoops.”
And so rages on the identity-politics, perpetual-victimhood machine that seeks to keep us divided along a variety of lines from race to class to gender and others.
This is racism, plain and simple. If it was done the other way around, we’d never hear the end of it.
Choosing to be a perpetual victim gets you nowhere and drags us all down. What a ridiculous waste of time and energy it is to be that hateful and ignorant about anything, let alone such superficial drivel. By the way, they’re also incorrect, as they don’t own the rights to certain types of jewelry or makeup that actually long predated their “appropriation” of it.