Here at College Insurrection we’ve told you about colleges hosting sex weeks, sex toy workshops, Israel bashing professors, conservative bashing professors and more but now some of the politically correct pinheads at U. Colorado Boulder are worried about offending people with Halloween costumes.
Lucy Kinder of The Telegraph UK reports.
‘Offensive’ Halloween costumes banned by US university
University students in America have been told not to wear “offensive” halloween costumes including cowboys, indians and anything involving a sombrero.
Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have also been told to avoid “white trash” costumes and anything that portrays a particular culture as “over-sexualised” – which the university says includes dressing up as a geisha or a “squaw” (indigenous woman).
They are also asked not to host parties with offensive themes including those with “ghetto” or “hillbilly” themes or those associated with “crime or sex work.”
In the letter sent by a university official students are asked to consider the impact that their costumes could have.
Christina Gonzales, the dean of students, wrote: “Making the choice to dress up as someone from another culture, either with the intention of being humorous or without the intention of being disrespectful, can lead to inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other people’s cultures.
People have also chosen costumes that portray particular cultural identities as overly sexualised, such as geishas, “squaws,” or stereotypical, such as cowboys and Indians.
Additionally some students have hosted offensively-themed parties that reinforce negative representations of cultures as being associated with poverty (“ghetto” or “white trash/hillbilly”), crime or sex work.
A university spokesman called cowboy costumes a “crude stereotype”
Students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities have also been asked to make sure their Halloween costumes are politically correct.
In a letter, officials said: “please keep in mind that certain Halloween costumes inappropriately perpetuate racial, cultural, and gender stereotypes.
'Offensive' Halloween costumes banned by US university (The Telegraph UK)