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VIDEO: Western Carolina U. Housing Coordinator Tells RAs to be Inclusive, Avoid ‘Christmas’ or ‘Easter’

VIDEO: Western Carolina U. Housing Coordinator Tells RAs to be Inclusive, Avoid ‘Christmas’ or ‘Easter’

“We always say ‘happy holidays’ just because we have to be inclusive here at Western.”

People who try to impose policies like this one should be told where to go, if you get my drift.

FOX News reports:

Western Carolina University housing coordinator warns RAs not to use ‘Christmas,’ ‘Easter’

Video of a Western Carolina University (WCU) training session has emerged with a “housing coordinator” telling resident advisers (RA) that the school’s inclusion goals preclude them from using words like “Christmas” or “Easter.”

Through its campus bias tip line, Young America’s Foundation obtained footage of the video training where the incident occurred.

The footage, provided to Fox News, shows a man saying how impressed he was by ideas he heard from the participants, before asking a woman about her opinion on the apparently proposed ideas.

“Love them, very creative,” she initially responded. “One thing I do want to let you keep in mind – inclusive excellence is a part of our creed so we can’t assume that all of our residents celebrate Easter so when you were actually talking about Easter eggs, I’m like, ‘like what Marvel has, like Easter eggs in a movie or something, or in a video game?’ So, I thought something along those lines.”

“But you can do – or a scavenger hunt – you can hide things in the building. So, even during the holidays, we can’t say Christmas or specific to one religious holiday. We always say ‘happy holidays’ just because we have to be inclusive here at Western.”

In a statement to Fox News, WCU spokesperson Marlon Morgan defended the statements but denied WCU had policies banning terms like Easter.

“This was a conversation among RAs in training and a housing coordinator, who was merely suggesting that we should consider that not everyone observes the same religious holidays, so we need to be inclusive of everyone,” Morgan said Tuesday.

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The Friendly Grizzly | April 2, 2021 at 10:15 am

Can I say “Happy Beethoven’s Birthday” on December 16th? Or, will (c)rap fans riot because of it?

What about, oh, I don’t know… LETTING PEOPLE MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES???

henrybowman | April 2, 2021 at 8:02 pm

Our dorm’s resident faculty advisor used to make us all nondenominational hamentaschen for nondenominational Purim. I miss them.

Ask the housing coordinator if “inclusiveness” also applies to those with Christian backgrounds as well as those without. If they’re going to make everybody feel included, then EVERYBODY is the key word.
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George_Kaplan | April 3, 2021 at 8:24 pm

So to be inclusive Christian events like Easter and Christmas are basically banned.

Does that extend to Halloween? Not everyone celebrates that, What about Ramadan or Diwali? Are they also not to be discussed? Methinks the inclusive push is about excluding Christianity not about being inclusive or recognising and respecting actual differences.

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