POC as Costumes

I find this of poor taste, and perhaps even racist. What is the use of it? This blog explains it better:


Recently, famed tennis star Caroline Wozniacki appeared on a tennis court with the bra and shorts stuffed to make herself look curvy. It is said that she did it to impersonate another famed tennis star Serena Williams, particularly her natural curves. Many people were amused by this stint. Others, call it being racist. Word on the street is that it’s not the first time female tennis players mocked Williams’ figure by doing similar things.

Days before this WTF moment occurred, the Chi Omega Sorority in Penn State University took a picture of themselves as Mexican stereotypes. They appeared with large sombreros – some had mustaches painted – and wearing traditional Mexican garb. A couple of girls held cardboard signs that read “Will mow lawn or weed” and “I don’t cut grass, I smoke it.” The sorority is currently on probation for their picture.

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About Dennis R. Hidalgo
I am a historian of the Atlantic World. I am passionate about people, those alive in the present and those who left little trace of their past.

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