Colleges and universities all over the United States are issuing warnings to their students about “cultural appropriations” concerning their costumes as Halloween fast approaches, offering up tips to help them avoid offending others. However, the message isn’t going over all that well with a whole lot of students who are pushing back against the “woke” garbage these schools are trying to force on them.
“Universities such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ohio University, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Michigan are all encouraging students to choose a Halloween costume that does not appropriate another culture,” Fox News said.
Folks have gone so wacky woke over at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that they have an entire webpage dedicated to what they call “Halloween cultural awareness,” that says students should avoid costumes that they say are “racist, crude, or culturally insensitive.”
“When somebody adopts aspects of a culture that’s not their own, it is often viewed as disrespectful when cultural elements are copied from a marginalized culture by members of the dominant culture and used outside of their cultural context,” the webpage goes on to say.
“The University of Wisconsin-Madison said even pop star Katy Perry is guilty of cultural appropriation as ‘several’ of her music videos appropriate other cultures and use ‘stereotyped costumes.’ UW-Madison did not specify which music videos culturally appropriate, however,” Fox News reported.
The university then goes on to suggest that students consider how someone else might feel if they dressed up as a stereotype or culture that said individual does not identify with.
“Think about whether or not you’re turning someone’s everyday 21st century culture into a caricature,” the webpage says.
Julian Noeske, a sophomore who is attending the university spoke with Fox and called the guidelines “very ridiculous.” And you know what, I agree.
“I’m an Asian American, Ithink it’s very ridiculous for a school to tell a student that you cannot wear other culture,” Noeske stated, speaking out on the guidelines. “I think it’s kind of flattering when people do that, because it shows that they acknowledge my culture’s existence.”
“I believe that, you know, it’s up to the student to make a dress any culture that they want,” Noeske continued.
Chairman of the University of Wisconsin Young Americans, Harrison Wells, also spoke with Fox and said that the school should not be involved in telling students what kind of costumes they can wear.
“I don’t think the university has any place in telling students how they should dress. Especially off campus. Nonetheless, on campus for Halloween. I don’t think that’s their place at all,” Wells remarked.
Wells then zinged universities stating they have a “funny way” of defining what exactly cultural appropriation actually is.
“They tend to protect certain groups that they believe need to be protected. And I can say, you know, as a Catholic, when individuals dress up as priests or nuns, the school does nothing about it. And I believe the whole point of Halloween is to dress up as something that you are not. It is to pretend to be something you are not for that day,” Wells commented.
“I think that this just kind of goes on the pattern that the University of Wisconsin-Madison and many other universities across the campus try to do. They’re just pandering to the small minority of people on campus who are extremely loud in the university. Time and time again can lose their needs and feel the need to address issues that just don’t exist. No one truly feels offended by someone wearing a costume. I mean, and if you do that, it’s something you need to work out,” Wells explained.
Believe it or not, other schools took things a bit further. Ohio University’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion put together a webpage called, “My Culture Is Not A Costume,” which gives very specific examples of what kinds of costumes are appropriate other cultures.
“When thinking about a Halloween costume, it is increasingly important to ensure that you are not attempting to adopt an identity that is not your own,” the webpage explains. “Though you may think you are harmlessly dressing up for one night, portraying such stereotypes has a longstanding impact. This practice does not exhibit the expectations of respect across differences we expect from all Bobcats.”
Cameron Lowery, a student who attends Ohio University, said that this is just an example of the university administration trying to “promote a woke ideology” on students.
“This is not about cultural appropriation. It is about something more. Ohio University (which is strictly a left leaning college) is using their power of communication to a large portion of people to promote a woke ideology on youth groups that are most susceptible to political influence,” Lowery stated. “It is not the role of the university to inform and prevent students from wearing a type of costume. The students should be smart enough to make intelligent decisions when it comes to their costume choice.”
Lowery pointed out he often sees “people wearing costumes of popes, nuns, priests, and even Jesus Christ.”
“Ohio University has never said a word about this, and they still haven’t,” he stated.
Of course not. Because it’s okay to hate Jesus and Christians. Christianity is one of the few religions that promotes personal responsibility and demands you worship Christ and not the government. Christianity is a threat to their mission of domination.