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Here Come the College Warnings About Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

Here Come the College Warnings About Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

“culturally appropriated costumes can be disrespectful and harmful”

We go through this every year. Nothing terrifies a college more than politically incorrect Halloween costumes.

The College Fix reports:

That time of year: Here come the warnings about ‘proper’ Halloween attire

It’s getting orangey out there (no, not a reference to President Trump) what with the leaves falling and the abundance of pumpkins, and at your local university this means the enforcers of political correctness are out there to guard against “improper” Halloween costumes.

At Washington State University these enforcers come in the form of Social Justice Peer Educators, who are present to remind students “how culturally appropriated costumes can be disrespectful and harmful to marginalized groups.” Such appropriation is “usually done by the dominant members group […] and are taking elements from an oppressed or marginalized group,” says WSU Social Justice Peer Educator Jayda Moore.

According to The Daily Evergreen, at a meeting in which Moore and other SJPEs were in attendance, an audience member whined about once seeing a student with cornrows, and another garbed in a Fidel Castro outfit.

In addition, the article points out WSU had been embroiled in a cultural appropriation scandal four years ago when — gasp! — organizations like M.E.Ch.A. complained about the athletic department handing out Cougador masks.

Elsewhere up north, Ontario’s Viamonde School District has sent a checklist home to parents warning them about improper Halloween garb:

Does your child’s costume “represent a stereotype,” such as “terrorist” or “urban ghetto dweller?” Does it involve changing the colour of their skin? Does it allude to a culture that is not the child’s own, such as a kimono, a turban or a feather headdress? Does it “mock” transgender people? Is it based on “tragic or violent historical moments,” such as “slave” or “cowboy and Indian” role play?

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Comments

Let’s not forget the age-old bed-sheet ghost.

It disrespects the deceased and “appropriates” a form that belongs solely (or would that be soul-ly?) to them, dontcha know there, furr shurr.

Just go as yourself and dare — DARE, I SAY! — someone to accuse you of cultural/ethnic appropriation in your costume.

….and I’m quite sure some mental-flatliner Lib will find something by which to be offended. It’s like breathing, totally reflexive and integral to their lifestyle

    MikeyParks in reply to pilgrim1949. | October 16, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    If you make fun of the dead, you’ll offend a lot of Democrat voters! Can’t have that.

      pilgrim1949 in reply to MikeyParks. | October 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Meant to his “Reply” and accidentally hit thumbs down. OOPS!

      Great “dig” about an important Dem voting block. (Already in their own individual voting booths, too!)

*Giggle, guffaw, snort!*

Totally missed THAT perspective.

You’re right of course!!!

Paul In Sweden | October 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Is the Pocahontas in Black Face carrying a mattress still on the BAN list?

buckeyeminuteman | October 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

This is a Christian majority nation. Witches and Wiccans are way underrepresented and marginalized. Please don’t dress like a witch or put witch decorations on your front porch. It’s terribly offensive.

Would lederhosen and a dirndl be disrespectful;? or dressing like Gestapo Major Hochstetter from Hogans Heroes, or like stereotypical Mafioso, or claiming to be Cherokee?

The entire holiday currently is a cultural appropriation from the Druids, not necessarily the Wiccans:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

Excuse me while I go carve out my turnip.

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