Skip to comments.Cultural Appropriation & Hoop Earrings Deconstructed
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, theres 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 didnt '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.
Multiculturalists aren’t actually Multiculturalists. They’re cultural bigots and isolationists.
ummm...uglo or ugla....
It’s ugly whatever it is.
How many ‘cholas’ would have a tear tattoo?
It is simply the left inventing opportunities to call conservatives “racist”.
They have no intellectual arguments, and attempt to use labels to “win”.
“I will NEVER have a W-2.”
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?
Or is it a puta or a puto?
Either way it ain’t a good look
In SoVal...more than you’d think
That’s my decision, and I’m sticking to it!
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.
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.
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.
I felt like a complete stranger in one of the largest cities in my own country. I have no need for anything “California.”
How about Free Republic. Have a need for that?
Cultural appropriation = “We were the last ones to steal it, so hands off!”
Is that you?