Yale crybabies protest free speech

Discussion in 'Politics' started by harami, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. harami


    Tensions at Yale University hit a boiling point yesterday after an email about Halloween costumes created a week-long controversy on campus.

    Students called for the resignation of Associate Master of Silliman College Erika Christakis after she responded to an email from the school’s Intercultural Affairs Council asking students to be thoughtful about the cultural implications of their Halloween costumes. According to The Washington Post, students are also calling for the resignation of her husband, Master of Silliman College, Nicholas Christakis, who defended her statement.


    On Wednesday, October 28, Yale Dean Burgwell Howard sent an email to Yale’s entire undergraduate student body from the university’s Intercultural Affairs Committee, a 13-member group of administrators from the Chaplain’s Office, campus cultural centers, and other campus organizations. The email, titled “Halloween and the Yale Community,” implored students to be thoughtful about the cultural implications of their Halloween costumes and how they might offend or degrade others, pointing to costumes such as feathered headdresses, turbans, “war paint,” and blackface as examples of inappropriate “cultural appropriation and/or misrepresentation.” Howard sent a similar email to the Northwestern University community in 2010 when he was the dean of students there.

    While the committee’s email acknowledged that students “definitely have a right to express themselves,” the committee hoped they would “actively avoid those circumstances that threaten our sense of community or disrespects, alienates or ridicules segments of our population based on race, nationality, religious belief or gender expression.”

    The committee then provided a list of questions students should ask themselves before deciding upon a costume, as well as links to websites educating students about common racial stereotypes. The committee even linked to several Pinterest boards curated by Yale’s Community & Consent Educators—one with a collection of acceptable, school-sanctioned costume ideas and the other with a collection of “costumes to avoid.”

    Erika Christakis’ Response

    Just after midnight on Friday, October 30, Erika Christakis sent an email to the Silliman community in response to the Intercultural Affairs Committee’s Halloween email. Christakis explained that she and her husband Nicholas had heard from a number of students who were frustrated by the committee’s email. Although the email was allegedly supposed to serve as a recommendation rather than a formal policy, to some, its length, tone, content, and the list of 13 signatories seemed to indicate otherwise.

    Christakis drew on her experiences as a child development specialist to question whether a university should dictate what students should and shouldn’t wear on Halloween:

    In addition to expressing concerns about how policing students’ costumes can limit the exercise of imagination, free speech, and free expression, Christakis asked:

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  2. Let me guess, you are a dumb conservative that did not go to college because you barely made it through high school.
  3. gwb-trading


    So FC if my daughter dresses as Pocahontas for Halloween this is something offensive that should get her kicked out of college according to you and your PC leftie friends.
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  4. Damn stupid liberals are making this world harder and harder to live in. Because they are cry babies. I wish they would grow up.
  5. I find it ironic that university students, ever on the lookout for the dreaded White Privilege, seem to spend most of their time wallowing in Imagined Moral Superiority.

    I wonder if the chinese and indian students they will be competing against spend a lot of time on these subjects?
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  6. Apparently letting the inmates run the asylum is not limited to Yale. http://abcnews.go.com/US/missouri-faculty-staff-walk-students-solidarity-show/story?id=35068809

    Apparently this all started because the President of student government, a black guy, claims someone yelled at him from a passing car. So clearly a school that would elect a black guy president of student gpvenrment is so racist that a top to bottom house cleaning is in order. First order of business was to demand the ouster of the univesity president. Now a group of football players are saying they won't play and incredibly, the coach seems to be supporting them. Oh yeah, a black grad student is on a hunger strike until the president is removed.

    Of course the media are obsessed with black demonstrators. No one gives a crap about the 90% of the student body who don't go along.

    Fire the coach immediately. Cancel the scholarships of the players. Arrest students who are blocking traffic ,etc. That is what leaders do. Instead, we will see some craven surrender, whimpering pleas for understanding, etc. And another in the growing list of examples of how black lawlessness and violence is rewarded.
  7. Of course.

    Leftism/Progressivism = "Control over everything you earn, have, do, own, say, and even think".... not to mention the aspect of "free for me at the expense of others". Makes me want to vomit!

    When is America going to WAKE UP?? (Rhetorical question, I understand... America is NEVER going to "wake up"... it will be just "take, take, take, take"... until the country and our economy/monetary system collapses.)
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  8. Can't say it loud enough, or often enough. You can't have this much stupidity permeating every aspect of our society, and expect things to turn out well.
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  9. why don't they just have one government approved unisex costume that everybody must wear?
  10. Ditch


    Something like this?

    #10     Nov 9, 2015
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