University of Texas: No Cowboy or Indian Costumes - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Off Topic Area > Off-Topic Discussion Forum

Like Tree37Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2016, 06:42 AM   #1
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,686
University of Texas: No Cowboy or Indian Costumes

Somebody (preferably from Texas) tell me this is a joke:

University of Texas: No Cowboy or Indian Costumes


Students at the University of Texas in Austin have been advised not to wear cowboy boots or cowboy hats on Halloween. Telling a Texan not to wear cowboy boots is like telling Colonel Sanders not to fry chicken.

Fraternities and Sororities were instructed to avoid Halloween party costumes and themes that might “appropriate another culture or experience,” according to The College Fix.

Students were issued a 29-point checklist to ensure they avoid any controversial or offensive trick or treat regalia.

“You don’t have bad intentions, but your social theme or costume idea could have negative impact,” the guide reads. “Themes and costumes may intentionally or unintentionally appropriate another culture or experience.”

The guide urged students to ponder how their costume might be perceived by others and whether they would be proud of a photo of their party was sent to their parents.

Here’s a brief list of the costumes and themes considered harmful by the University of Texas:
· Cowboys and Indians — anything “Squaw” or any generalized depiction of an indigenous person or peoples;
· “South of the Border” and “Fiesta” themes;
· “Ghetto Fabulous” or “Urban” themes;
· “Pimps and Hoes” theme;
· “Trailer Trash” theme;
· “Chicks and Hicks” “Rednecks”;
In other words, no tacos, tee-pees or Daisy Dukes at UT-Austin Halloween parties.

The university also urged party-goers to avoid sensationalizing transgender celebrities such as the “Jenner formerly known as Bruce.”

Schools across the fruited plain have been warning students that Halloween is less about trick-or-treating and more about not triggering micro-aggressions among overly-sensitive and easily offended millennials.

The University of Florida is offering counseling for any student offended by a Wonder Woman or Zombie or Papa Smurf costume.

“Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,” school administrators wrote in a blog post. “Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.”

Yale University lectured students on the horrors of wearing “feathered headdresses, turbans, wearing ‘war paint’ or modifying skin tone.”

Tufts University warned its Greek community wearing offensive costumes could be subjected to a police investigation and “serious disciplinary sanctions.”

“There are consequences for wearing an offensive costume,” read a letter to Greek club presidents.

However, the University of Texas does believe there are some costumes considered appropriate for the academic community.

They suggested kids could dress as superheroes or an athlete or perhaps a letter of the alphabet.

Although, students might want to steer clear of the letters “L”, “G”, “B”, “T” and “Q.”
OLE442 and starnovi like this.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 11-01-2016, 07:10 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
KC4YIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 300
Well I just puked all over my keyboard after reading this.
KC4YIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 07:29 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Pops6116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: South Florida, West Palm Beach
Posts: 597
What, on God's green earth have become of us. Sickening!
__________________
FATE whispered to the warrior "you cannot withstand the storm"
The warrior whispered back to FATE, " I AM the storm
Pops6116 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-01-2016, 07:33 AM   #4
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,686
Originally Posted by Pops6116 View Post
What, on God's green earth have become of us. Sickening!
I could answer that question but I'd have to suspend myself afterwards.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 08:17 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 368
That's ridiculous! Don't dress up as Trump cuz you might offend all of the Hillary supporters.
Chuck43 and OLE442 like this.
DaVinci is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
JC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Northeast Pa
Posts: 6,174
I guess all the students get trophies for best costumes so nobody is offended.
JC45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cybercycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 1,536
That's taking PC too far. I bet the kids just move the parties off campus?
Chuck43 likes this.
__________________
US Air Force 1969 - 1972
Tennessee HCP
NRA Member
OGCA - Life Member
Cybercycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 09:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
2sharp2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 11,228
What the HELL! We are still in America, aren't we?
Lord help us all!
starnovi likes this.
__________________
The Kimber Family

CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)

84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger
2sharp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 11:00 AM   #9
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,686
Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
I guess all the students get trophies for best costumes so nobody is offended.

But what about the students that don't have costumes, wouldn't that be offensive to them?
DaVinci, JC45, Cybercycle and 1 others like this.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 01:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Longhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
Posts: 527
As an alumnus of said university, this incident, along with a few others as late, have me considering placing my diploma and 1986 class ring in an envelope and sending it to Gregory Fenves (President UT Austin) along with a letter advising where he should insert said items. I am a Life Member TexasEx and am completely embarrassed and humiliated by the actions of my alma mater. Thirty years ago, this crap would not have happened!
Longhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On