Pansies on Campus: Grinnell College Warns Against ‘Deplorable and Problematic’ Costumes – Joe Walsh

Pansies on Campus: Grinnell College Warns Against ‘Deplorable and Problematic’ Costumes

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And there are college students who agree with this. Their parents should be ashamed, they’ve raised a bunch of pansies.

Grinnell College is promoting a guide to help students avoid “cultural appropriation” this Halloween, warning that some costumes could be considered “deplorable and problematic.”

The guide provides several examples of costumes that might fit the definition of “cultural appropriation,” defining the term as “the act of displaying people’s cultures in a disrespectful or condescending manner.”

The guide, called “My Identity, Not Your Costume,” goes on to list several examples of “offensive” Halloween costumes, featuring pictures of Grinnell students holding photos of costumes that would be considered disrespectful towards their culture.

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