What is it going to take to stop these idiots? A trip to Mardi Gras? Help, help, they’re being microaggressed by costumes!:
Pocahontas, Caitlyn Jenner and Pancho Villa are no-nos. Also off-limits are geisha girls and samurai warriors — even, some say, if the wearer is Japanese. Among acceptable options, innocuous ones lead the pack: a Crayola crayon, a cup of Starbucks coffee, or the striped-cap-wearing protagonist of the “Where’s Waldo?” books.
As colleges debate the lines between cultural sensitivity and free speech, they are issuing recommendations for Halloween costumes on campus, aimed at fending off even a hint of offense in students’ choice of attire. Using the fairly new yardstick of cultural appropriation — which means pretending for fun or profit to be a member of an ethnic, racial or gender group to which you do not belong — schools, student groups and fraternity associations are sending a message that can be summed up in five words: It is dangerous to pretend.
“If there’s a gray line, it’s always best to stay away from it,” said Mitchell Chen, 21, a microbiology major and director of diversity efforts at the Associated Students of the University of Washington. The university emailed to all students this week a six-minute video of what not to do for Halloween.
“If there’s a gray line, it’s always best to stay away from it.” That could be the motto for an entire generation.
Watch the video. If you go to this SJW-infested university, you should basically stay home on Halloween. Somebody, somewhere, is bound to be butthurt by anything you do.
UPDATE: LOVE IT!
— Arpit Chauhan (@Arpit_Chauhan) November 1, 2015