Who decides what is disrespectful?
Cracking down on “offensive” Halloween is all the rage, as we have highlighted many times.
- UMass Warns Students About ‘Cultural Appropriation’ in Halloween Costumes
- Tufts Univ frats/sororities warned about “inappropriate, offensive and appropriative” Halloween costumes
- U. Florida to Offer Counseling for Students Triggered by Halloween Costumes
- Penn State Campaign to Shame Students Over Cultural Appropriation in Halloween Costumes
Of course, offensive is in the eye of the beholder, yet university administrators are using expansive descriptions of what is not allowed.
Toni Airaksinen is a student at Barnard College of Columbia University.
She posted this tweet:
An email early this morning to the Dean of Columbia Law School seeking comment and an answer to the following question has not been returned as of this writing:
“who will decide what constitutes a “disrespectful” costume?”
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