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Michigan State Kicks Off Higher Education’s Annual Ban on Offensive Halloween Costumes

Michigan State Kicks Off Higher Education’s Annual Ban on Offensive Halloween Costumes

Students warned to avoid “cultural appropriation”

It’s that time of year again. Every year, Halloween is a problem on multiple college campuses.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Happy Halloween! Annual ‘Offensive’ Costume Bans Begin, Starting With Michigan State University

Every year, as Halloween approaches, the social justice-oriented “woke” police begin issuing their edicts, proscribing certain “offensive” costumes and cancelling Halloween events lest someone — anyone — be offended.

Late last month, an elementary school in the tony Chicago suburb of Evanston announced that they would be cancelling Halloween altogether over concerns that some children who did not celebrate the holiday would be offended by chilling costumes and spooky treats, according to North Cook News…

Michigan State University leads the way in 2019, releasing its rules late last week and pasting posters across campus asking students to consider whether their planned costumes are racially, culturally, or ethnically based.

The College Fix reports that “[p]osters asking ‘Is Your Costume Racially, Culturally, or Ethnically Based?’ appeared in dorms last week courtesy of the school’s Residence Education and Housing Services. The placards feature examples of ‘costume fails’: a guy dressed like a mariachi, women dressed as a Native American (‘hypersexualized racism’) and in a Japanese kimono, and … a space alien (allegedly represents ‘illegal aliens’?).”

The American Mirror, which covers incidents of far-left meddling across the education system, was able to get ahold of one of the posters, which gives strict guidelines to students celebrating both on and off campus. No “[s]ombreros and mustaches, Nazi gear, Rastafarians, illegal aliens, Middle Eastern attire, and other ‘racially, culturally, or ethnically based’ costumes.”

Students are warned to avoid any costume that involves “cultural appropriation:” “[w]estern appropriations of non-Western or non-white forms” carry with them “the connotation of exploitation and dominance.


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Ahhh, the left. Fighting racism with stereotypes since 1865.

I wonder if one of my female friends still dresses up as Picasso’s Blue Period. That was a classic.

Part of me thinks that this will be the year of Xinnie the Pooh.

Let’s see…. I guess that eliminates:
Skeletons– offends anorexics
Ghosts– offends terminal patients and the non-religious
Doppler Effect– offends the mathematically challenged
Space alien– might offend space aliens
And I guess men with mustaches will have to shave them off.

I’m still waiting for the SJWs to realize that the most blatant kind of cultural appropriation is someone who is learning to speak a foreign language. Speaking Spanish (if you’re not Hispanic) is much more imitative of the culture than wearing a sombrero.

Can I go as Dr. Larry Nassar? (look it up)

What about African descendants speaking English?

Antifundamentalist | October 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

It seem that the only semi-acceptable costume will be a plain white t-shirt with the words “my costume has been censored” printed on it in large black letters.

I still have a Constitutional right to be offensive. So I have dusted off my sombrero and kimono for Halloween. Culture clash, but I want to offend as many people as possible.