If you think Halloween is controversial among Christians, you should hear the left’s vocal cords warming up for what is sure to be some epic hysterical whining.
Despite the fact that political correctness and lack of free speech on college campuses continues to further alienate and irritate most Americans, the left is still raising up the next generation of snowflakes and Halloween is an important learning opportunity for their young protégés.
A learning opportunity in major meltage.
You remember when UC Berkely was preparing for the “Nazi” Ben Shapiro by providing counseling for students who might find themselves too triggered by the mere presence of someone whose worldview differed from their own?
Well, Todd Starnes reports, universities across the country are making sure their student’s psychological health is not impacted by too much triggering for Halloween as well.
“Trick or Treaters are about to descend on the fruited plain dressed as superheroes and cartoon characters and monsters of all sorts,” he writes. “Institutions of higher learning are gearing up to provide counseling to students who might be triggered by an offensive Halloween costume.”
Starnes writes that “Some schools are posting guidelines about unacceptable costumes – like Mexican sombreros and Indian headdresses or any form of blackface – warning that students could be punished for politically incorrect costumes.”
In case you missed the memo (I sure did), back in 2016, many costumes, including Disney characters, were deemed inappropriate and cultural appropriation By Leftist Decree.
“Cultures are not costumes. It is wrong to make a caricature of, enforce stereotypes, or objectify a people. Disney’s Moana, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Three Caballeros, The Princess and the Frog, and a few other lesser characters have raised awareness to how easy it is to reinforce stereotypes through media,” a residence hall rector of Notre Dame University wrote in a memo obtained by The College Fix.
“More than ever, we need to be aware of how our behaviors and decisions impact other people. Our intentions may be innocent, but the impact could be devastating,” the rector wrote.