“results come as universities across the nation warn students to be careful what they wear on Halloween”
We go through this pretty much every year. Remember when Halloween was fun?
The College Fix reports:
POLL: Majority of students want peers who wear highly offensive Halloween costumes to be punished
A majority of college students say those who wear highly offensive Halloween costumes on campus should be punished, according to a new poll.
A College Pulse survey of 1,500 college students from across the nation found that 55 percent say students who wear highly offensive Halloween costumes on campus, such as blackface, should be punished, while 45 percent say they are a protected form of free speech.
The poll also found that most Democratic students — 72 percent — want to punish peers for wearing offensive costumes compared to Republican students at 22 percent.
Specifically, the survey question asked: “Are highly offensive Halloween costumes (such as blackface) a protected form of free speech on campus, or should students who wear them be punished?”
The two choices provided to students were: “They are a protected form of free speech” or “They should be punished.”
The results, released Monday, did not ask students what sort of punishments they would like to see enacted against peers who wear offensive costumes.
The results come as universities across the nation warn students to be careful what they wear on Halloween, lest their costumes offend others. The admonishments come in various forms, such as emails, handouts and poster campaigns.
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