Students At University Of Florida Can Seek Counseling Over Offensive Halloween Costumes
These college kids and their “safe spaces“…
A report in the DailyMail states that the University of Florida will make counselors available for students who have suffered a traumatic experience as a result of…Halloween costumes.
This year many schools, like Wesleyan University, UMass, and others, have sent out memos to remind students what types of costumes may be deemed unacceptable and offensive to their peers.
UF released this statement yesterday in the Gator Times to address the issue:
October brings fall weather and Halloween. If you choose to participate in Halloween activities, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and themes. Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation. The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Statement reminds us that UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.
Yes, everyone should respect each other and not use racial stereotypes in creating Halloween costumes.
But do you REALLY need therapy if you see some azzhole wearing blackface? Only therapy required is “catch this fade” counseling.
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