If you are so emotionally delicate that you need therapy after seeing an “offensive” Halloween costume, the University of Florida is the school for you.
“October brings fall weather and Halloween,” the university wrote in a blog titled “Halloween Costume Choices” posted to its website Monday. “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,” it continues. “Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.”
The university then urges students to keep their costumes in check in the name of inclusion and diversity. “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,” the blog read. “An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.”
… “As a community, we aspire to demonstrate integrity, respect, and compassion that strives to maintain an affirming campus climate for all members of our community,” according to the website. “If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program … by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor I the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone at 352-932-1575.”
Not only is this political correctness gone wild, it’s an incredible waste of resources. Tuition prices are increasing every year, for what? Twenty-four-hour Halloween costume counselors?
Pay attention parents. These are the progressive ideologues we’ve chosen to be intellectual and social role models for our children.