The Urban Legend

Students at Pitzer college spark debate on appropriation of hoop earrings

Students at Pitzer college spark debate on appropriation of hoop earrings

Lily Daniel, Caboose Editor

October 26, 2017

After a group of Latino students at Pitzer College expressed their frustration with white students wearing hoops on a free speech wall on March 4th, Urban students of color began to voice their opinions on hoops as cultural appropriation. Jacquelyn Aguilera (Pitzer ’19), one of the students who paint...

Urban students discuss fine line between cultural appropriation and appreciation

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

Even though though it might not be talked about openly, culture appropriation impacts Urban students. But it’s hard to bring up cultural appropriation at Urban. Given the prominence of a so-called “shutdown culture” when talking about sensitive issues around race, Urban’s climate isn’t exactly...

Cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation – what’s the difference?

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Rapper Lil Debbie says that she’s “just a white girl in this world” and that she is just as entitled to rap as anyone else is. But others see her music, attitude, and lifestyle as offensive and an example of cultural appropriation — a white girl sampling and stealing from black culture. Which...

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