“Even representing a ‘thing/idea’ is dangerous.”
The left is Hell-bent on taking absolutely all the fun out of Halloween. Has it occurred to anyone on the left that someone might want to dress a certain way for Halloween as a celebration of a particular culture?
Campus Reform reports:
UMass creates cultural appropriation ‘threat meter’ for Halloween
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst is posting “cultural appropriation” posters in each of the residence halls on campus featuring a detailed “racism evaluation and assessment meter.”
The initiative is being spearheaded by the Center for Women and Community, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, and the campus’ diversity office, the Stonewall Center.
“Don’t be an asshole,” one display urges students, providing several leaflets to help them understand the effects of cultural appropriation.
The board also includes a poster to help measure the “threat level” of a potential costume using what it calls the “Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter” (S.C.R.E.A.M.) which poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a “threat meter” that ranges from green (low) to red (severe).
If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a “green” threat rating is for the person to be of one’s own race. If one represents a person of another race, the “threat level” increases roughly in conjunction with the amount of makeup that one intends to use.
Even representing a “thing/idea” is dangerous, though, the flyer says, warning against costumes that can only be understood in the context of “controversial current events or historically accepted cliches,” particularly if “these events or cliches relate to a person or people not of your race.”
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