The College Fix Reports:
When you publicly claim that white women wearing hoop earrings is an oppressive and exploitative act against women of color, people might pay attention to you.
Now the young women who told “white girl” to “take off your hoops” on the free speech wall at California’s Pitzer College – and then emailed the entire student body to talk about it – are accusing a conservative campus newspaper of endangering them by reporting what they did.
Alegria Martinez, Jacquelyn Aguilera and Estefania Gallo-Gonzalez told Latino Rebels, using their own names, they are “facing harassment from ultra right-wing groups and individuals, including a death threat through Facebook messenger,” because of coverage by Claremont Independent.
If the author did [publish their emails], I don’t support that decision, but I also don’t think that it’s something we can confidently accuse him of, especially considering that students’ .edu e-mail addresses are not all that difficult to figure out. …
Think about it: If you are going to e-mail the entire campus about an issue, why would you then turn around and slam the campus newspaper for covering it? … Sending an e-mail to an entire institution with your name on it, and then suggesting that you intended for that e-mail to stay private is a completely absurd line of thinking.
If you want to keep your opinions personal, then fine. Do that. The best way to keep them not private? Spray painting them all over a public wall and sending them out to thousands of people. That’s not discouraging publicity; it’s demanding it.