College Bans “Hoop Skirts” Because They Are RACIST



It seems that liberals have found a way to make EVERYTHING racist these days. A real estate agent is not supposed to use the term “master bedroom” because the word “master” could relate to slavery. Mitt Romney was called racist for referring to Obama’s rhetoric as “angry”. Apparently, the word angry can be related to the “angry black man” stereotype. Every Halloween kids are told not to where Indian costumes or Mexican sombreros because they are considered racist clothing. Now, University of Georgia Greeks is adding another item to the “racist” list, hoop skirts.

From Campus reform:

A staple in traditional southern garb, the hoop skirt, will no longer be worn by Greek students on the University of Georgia campus after a meeting last week between administrators and student leaders.

The Antebellum dress, a common outfit at fraternity events on UGA’s campus, including Kappa Alpha’s “Old South Week” and Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s “Magnolia Ball,” has been deemed inappropriate by UGA’s Panhellenic Council (PHC) and Interfraternity Council (IFC).

According to Online Athens, Ashley Merkel and Alex Bosse, presidents of UGA’s PHC and IFC, respectively, emailed the student body on March 16, notifying their peers that “hoop skirts are not appropriate in the context of some events” and they “will continue to review costuming and themes for future events to ensure the appropriateness for our organizations.”

The ban was about “presenting the university and Greek organizations in a good light and not inviting negative attention,” Victor Wilson, vice president for student affairs at UGA, told Online Athens.

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Wilson said that the final decision came down to the students, not the administration.

Not all students agree with the ridiculous ban on the Antebellum dress, however. Brennan Mancil, Vice-Chairman of UGA College Republicans (UGACR), told Campus Reform that he personally opposes the ban on the grounds that that “Greek life can celebrate Southern culture without embracing the evils of slavery,” and stating that, “Antebellum dress is an historical expression, not a political statement.”

Mancil went on to clarify his stance, explaining that “[h]oop skirts were worn as far back as the 16th century…[and are] only incidentally tied to [slavery]. If the logic for banning hoop skirts extended to other social practices, then we ought to ban mint juleps and chewing tobacco, both of which also became popular during the Antebellum.”

When colleges are banning southern style dresses simply because they are southern, that is a sign that political correctness has gone too far. When will these liberals learn that racism isn’t ignited by clothing or costumes, racism is alive today because liberals refuse to let it die.


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