Yale University Students In Uproar Over Halloween Costumes

Chris Hearn - Author

Nov. 16 2016, Updated 4:01 a.m. ET

Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy over one of the most pressing issues of our time: Halloween costumes.

According to the New York Times, it all started when the Intercultural Affairs Committee of Yale sent an email to students making strong suggestions they should avoid certain Halloween costumes.

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“The culturally unaware or insensitive choices made by some members of our community in the past, have not just been directed toward a cultural group, but have impacted religious beliefs, Native American/Indigenous people, Socio-economic strata, Asians, Hispanic/Latino, Women, Muslims, etc. In many cases the student wearing the costume has not intended to offend, but their actions or lack of forethought have sent a far greater message than any apology could after the fact…”

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