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Cultural Appropriation & Hoop Earrings Deconstructed
Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 04/12/2017 7:00:09 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

It turns out that multiculturalists--teachers and demonstrative students alike--cannot even expound on their area of expertise accurately.

"Take hoop earrings, which date to ancient Assyria," Jonathan Zimmerman, who teaches education and history at Penn, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. "In Nimrud, located in present-day Iraq, there’s a depiction of King Ashurnasirpal II (884-859 B.C.) wearing thick hoop earrings."

"The ancient Greeks and the Romans wore them, too; so did pirates in many parts of the Western world, who believed that hoop earrings contained healing powers or would protect them from drowning."

"And, yes, hoop earrings were eventually adopted by Latinas in the United States. Starting in the 1980s, young working-class Hispanic women in Southern California donned wide earrings -- alongside baggy shirts and nameplate necklaces-- as symbols of pride and struggle. They didn’t 'invent' hoop earrings; instead, they invested the earrings with a new set of meanings."

"Yet we continue to imagine that every current-day practice descends from some kind of cultural Garden of Eden, where each ethnic or racial group existed in unalloyed form." Zimmerman is the author of Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016).

By the way, when he was at NYU, where he taught for 20 years, he got rave reviews on Rate My Professor.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: hoopearings; nyu; penn
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Multiculturalists can't even be accurate in their wheelhouse--multiculturalism
1 posted on 04/12/2017 7:00:10 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg
Is it a chola or a cholo? You decide.

Androgynous Chola with Hoop Earings

2 posted on 04/12/2017 7:06:02 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: Academiadotorg

Multiculturalists aren’t actually Multiculturalists. They’re cultural bigots and isolationists.


3 posted on 04/12/2017 7:07:33 AM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

ummm...uglo or ugla....


4 posted on 04/12/2017 7:07:42 AM PDT by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

It’s ugly whatever it is.


5 posted on 04/12/2017 7:10:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

How many ‘cholas’ would have a tear tattoo?


6 posted on 04/12/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Academiadotorg

It is simply the left inventing opportunities to call conservatives “racist”.

They have no intellectual arguments, and attempt to use labels to “win”.


7 posted on 04/12/2017 7:10:47 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

“I will NEVER have a W-2.”


8 posted on 04/12/2017 7:11:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Academiadotorg
This again?

I posted on the March 8 thread Latina Students At Absurdly Expensive College: White Girls Must Stop Wearing HOOP EARRINGS Now:


"why should white girls be able to take part in this culture (wearing hoop earrings just being one case of it)"

Anybody remember the British super-model Twiggy from the 1960s?

How about those hoops on her? Was she "appropriating" back in the 1960s, or did these girls appropriate from others while showing their ignorance of those who came before them?


-PJ

9 posted on 04/12/2017 7:12:14 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
"Is it a chola or a cholo? You decide."

Or is it a puta or a puto?

10 posted on 04/12/2017 7:15:13 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Ex Scientia Tridens)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Either way it ain’t a good look


11 posted on 04/12/2017 7:15:22 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Gaffer

In SoVal...more than you’d think


12 posted on 04/12/2017 7:16:05 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Frightening.

That’s my decision, and I’m sticking to it!


13 posted on 04/12/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nifster

And that is a shame. It is why I won’t ever go to California again. Last time I was in LA, English was a foreign language.


14 posted on 04/12/2017 7:18:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

We left SoCal in 2010 and lived in relatively conservative Simi Valley. Even there, English was not prevalent. Shoppers at one market we went to never spoke English; it was a mish-mosh of varied languages, dress, and courtesy.


15 posted on 04/12/2017 7:22:06 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("If we cannot control our tempers, what has grace done for us?" Charles Spurgeon)
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To: Academiadotorg

Decades ago, white girls in NYC were advised to stop wearing gold hoop earrings, because thugs would run by and snatch them, ripping the girls’ earlobes in the process.


16 posted on 04/12/2017 7:22:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I felt like a complete stranger in one of the largest cities in my own country. I have no need for anything “California.”


17 posted on 04/12/2017 7:28:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

How about Free Republic. Have a need for that?


18 posted on 04/12/2017 7:31:52 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Academiadotorg

Cultural appropriation = “We were the last ones to steal it, so hands off!”


19 posted on 04/12/2017 7:35:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Is that you?


20 posted on 04/12/2017 7:36:23 AM PDT by sphinx
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