Halloweeen is scarier than ever on college campuses, where dressing up as something you’re not could be “cultural appropriation.” Wesleyan is advising students on how to avoid holiday microaggressions, reports Inside Higher Ed.
(The) . . . Office of Student Affairs is hoping to help students avoid distasteful costumes this Halloween by posting signs around campus that feature a cultural sensitivity checklist to determine if a costume is offensive.
It encourages students to ask themselves whether their costumes mock cultural or religious symbols, attempt to represent an entire culture or ethnicity, or trivialize human suffering, oppression and marginalization.
So, no crazy people, hobos, jail inmates, Geishas, sexy nuns, leprechauns, rappers . . . Is “zombie” a disability?
Walmart’s super-sized “Sheik Fagin” nose — also suitable for parodying Jews — would be out too, I guess.
The University of Louisville’s president, James Ramsey, had to apologize for hosting a Mexican-themed luncheon with sombreros, mantillas, mustaches, maracas and a poncho.