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UGA Bans Hoop Skirts In Response To Racist Oklahoma Video

Hoop skirts are now banned at University of Georgia social events.
Hoop skirts are now banned at University of Georgia social events.
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The latest fallout from a racist video involving Oklahoma fraternity members is a ban on hoop skirts at University of Georgia social events.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the ban came after university student affairs administrators met with some fraternity and sorority leaders to discuss fraternity events such as “Old South Week” and the “Magnolia Ball.”

Victor Wilson, the university’s vice president for student affairs, said part of Monday’s discussion included costumes worn during special events and messages conveyed by the clothing.

Wilson said fraternity and sorority leaders made the decision not to wear such attire at the events. He said other symbols, like Confederate soldier uniforms, were banned years ago.

The decision came after a video surfaced showing University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant.