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Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes

Post by HalloweenCom » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:25 am

Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes
Erika Christakis, who had suggested there could be negative consequences to the university’s directive to be sensitive when choosing Halloween costumes, resigned from her position voluntarily, the school said.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:03 am

Well, I followed the link. It sounds like this is a free speech issue, an attempt to roll back political correctness. And I guess political correctness won, since the instructor resigned her post.

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Post by HalloweenCom » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:26 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Well, I followed the link. It sounds like this is a free speech issue, an attempt to roll back political correctness. And I guess political correctness won, since the instructor resigned her post.
Yeah, I agree. When free speech is beaten in a minor thing like that, eventually it will be completely lost.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:02 am

There were several threads relating to this topic, and I read them all. It seems the faculty supported this woman (and her husband, a tenured professor). It was the students who turned Nazi on them. They have now resigned several different posts they held at Yale. Sad times. :(

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Murfreesboro wrote:There were several threads relating to this topic, and I read them all. It seems the faculty supported this woman (and her husband, a tenured professor). It was the students who turned Nazi on them. They have now resigned several different posts they held at Yale. Sad times. :(
Yeah, very sad. I was following it that time too. Then thought about it again today because it is continuing all over.
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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:21 am

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Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:30 am

Andy, I don't know whether to give you a standing ovation or bow down to you. :lol:

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Post by MauEvig » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:31 am

I guess I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Yes, I do think we have the right to free speech and I do think that we are overly sensitive on certain topics. One of my friends even said we shouldn't dress up as racial stereotypes like Native Americans. Then I think about my experience in girl scouts where I opted to be an Indian to show pride in my own Native American heritage rather than a cowgirl and I don't see how it's wrong to dress up if it's to honor another person's heritage.
But a "white girls" only club? I think that's going too far, and I don't like excluding anyone.
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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:37 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Andy, I don't know whether to give you a standing ovation or bow down to you. :lol:
Seeing as how I am a middle-aged, American born caucasian male, I don't recommend doing either.

You could be found guilty by association.
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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:24 am

MauEvig wrote:I guess I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Yes, I do think we have the right to free speech and I do think that we are overly sensitive on certain topics. One of my friends even said we shouldn't dress up as racial stereotypes like Native Americans. Then I think about my experience in girl scouts where I opted to be an Indian to show pride in my own Native American heritage rather than a cowgirl and I don't see how it's wrong to dress up if it's to honor another person's heritage.
But a "white girls" only club? I think that's going too far, and I don't like excluding anyone.
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Post by MauEvig » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:58 am

Blackfoot here I believe, and I don't have a whole lot of Indian blood either Andy, but I'm still proud of it. My Great-Grandmother on my father's side was half I believe and I think that makes me 1/16th. I'm a mix of all kinds of things, including the Jewish blood on my mother's side of the family.
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Post by Andybev01 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:10 pm

Greatx4 grandpa was a French fur trapper and married (or bought...) an Indian bride a couple of centuries ago, in Canada.
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