Members of Tufts University's Greek system have been told they could face "serious disciplinary sanctions" - including a possible investigation by the campus police - for wearing Halloween costumes that offend peers or make the campus community "feel threatened or unsafe". But the letter goes on to ominously warn that "there are consequences for wearing an offensive costume". For example, researchers found that in the top 15 costumes are superhero Deadpool, Cinderella, Ariel, and the Frozen characters. Outfits relating to tragedy, controversy, or acts of violence are also inappropriate.
A student organization at the Ohio University has released their latest poster in a campaign against costumes based on ethnic and racial stereotypes.
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Tracy is 5 foot, 6 inches, weighs 170 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie with white lettering. Danika is described as 4 feet tall, 55 pounds with brown hair, wearing blue jeans and a pink or purple top.
Tufts is trying to spin the letter as something "written by students, for students, to encourage a thoughtful and considerate celebration of Halloween". Ms. Christakis wrote in response to guidelines from the university's Intercultural Affairs Committee warning students not to wear "culturally unaware or insensitive" costumes.
Halloween is one of the best nights out every year.
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"Some pets tolerate our desire to dress them up in costumes, but many prefer their birthday suits", said Dr. Yvonne Bellay, animal welfare program manager at DATCP.
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At this point, we might as well cancel the holiday. Now, as awareness of the problem grows on college campuses, students, activists, and university administrators have begun to grapple with how to handle it.