Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From an absence of armpit hair on a fictional girl to the presence of braided hair on a real one: It's objections all the way down

Via Instapundit:  Authorities charged a Hampshire College student with assaulting a member of Central Maine Community College's basketball team over a dispute about cultural appropriation. Really.

The Hampshire student, 20-year-old Carmen Figueroa, allegedly started a fight because the basketball player had braided her hair in a manner that upset Figueroa. She walked up to the visiting player—during a basketball game—and demanded that the player remove the braids from her hair, according to masslive.com.

Figueroa is a female student of color. The basketball player was a member of the women's team. Her ethnicity is not stated in news articles, though it seems likely she's either white, or belongs to some other race whose members aren't allowed to braid their hair Latina-style, according to Figueroa's world view.

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6 comments:

edutcher said...

They wish the Choom Gang was still in power and refuse to accept the fact people of color - other than white color - are responsible for their actions again.

Sixty Grit said...

Puerto Ricans have been beating up non-Puerto Ricans since time immemorial. Braids are just the latest excuse.

Doesn't anyone remember West Side Story?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...
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Eric the Fruit Bat said...

For me, a lot of it comes down to vocabulary. Cultural appropriation is like micro-aggression. Couldn't you just say posing and impoliteness?

Maybe it's about time I re-read "Politics and the English Language."

AprilApple said...

8 years of the first black president, and we've moved backwards. Ain't leftists grand?

ampersand said...

This guy has the skinny on fatty Carmen.
It says she raised $2000 on gofundme to take a vacation to Thailand and play with elephants. By play she may have meant mate.
Maybe she can gofund her legal fees.