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U. Florida to Offer Counseling for Students Triggered by Halloween Costumes

U. Florida to Offer Counseling for Students Triggered by Halloween Costumes

Trick or treat?

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If you need counseling after being offended by a Halloween costume, you belong in a rubber room, not college.

FOX News reports:

University of Florida offers counseling for students ‘troubled’ by Halloween costumes

The University of Florida is offering counseling to anyone who gets offended by any costumes worn this coming Halloween.

The school wrote in a blog post Monday urging students to “think about your choices of costumes and themes.”

“Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation,” the post read.

The school reminded students that anyone who is offended or troubled by an incident or a costume, they could seek counseling at the wellness center or alert the school’s Bias Education Response Team which provides support to those who were impacted.

“If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing [email protected] Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone.”

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Comments

Makes me wonder how long until they start handing out participation ribbons instead of grades, for the classes they attend. After all, getting a lower grade than you think you deserve can be so triggering.

The sheep will march blindly into the future. They are in trouble when the real world gets them. I can’t wait!!????

The SGT Hulka line from the movie “Stripes” – “Lighten up, Francis” comes to mind.

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