It’s hard enough for women to avoid fashion faux pas with the way styles come and go but now in our politically correct world, you also have to worry about wearing something that might be considered “racist”.
I’m not talking about donning a Washington Redskins ball cap but rather, hoop earrings.
The latest descent into madness? Hispanic students at Pitzer College in California staged a protest about white girls on campus wearing hoop earrings, chanting, “White girl, take OFF your hoops!”.
They even painted that message on a wall because apparently, Caucasian females wearing hoop earrings is yet another example of “cultural appropriation”.
Not to be outdone, women of colour at Pitzer are also miffed that women of non-colour are wearing winged eyeliner and gold nameplate necklaces, apparently culturally-appropriating stuff that belongs to black and brown folk.
Never mind that hoop earrings date back to ancient Rome and Greece, but even if that weren’t so, are loony lefties now suggesting that if a person of a certain race invents something, then only other members of that particular race are entitled to its benefits?
If so, life's going to get a lot tougher for black and brown folk. I’ve done a quick inventory of inventions by Caucasians and it’s one hell of a list.
So to those colourful kids at Pitzer, if you all wanna play hardball, then so be it.
You keep those hoop earrings, but kindly refrain from making use of any Caucasian-created technology that makes life so enjoyable because then YOU’D be guilty of “cultural appropriation.”