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(Telegraph)   University of Colorado announces that bigoted Halloween costume themes are now banned on campus. This includes cowboys, Indians, white trash, ghetto, anything associated with crime or sex work, and "anything involving a sombrero"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 82
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2013-10-25 09:28:08 PM
I'm guessing a ghetto drag queen hooker wearing cowboy boots and a sombrero would be right out.
 
2013-10-25 09:28:41 PM
What about spooky ghosts?

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2013-10-25 09:28:42 PM
Ban sexy costumes and I hope you get leveled by a meteor.   A shiat covered meteor.
 
2013-10-25 09:28:43 PM
good lord, such a racist shiathole of a country, yet determined to pretend otherwise in the most retarded ways.
 
2013-10-25 09:30:20 PM
Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?
 
2013-10-25 09:30:22 PM
Great.  What's next?  No more racist Christmas parties?  Next they'll be taking away misogynist spring break.
 
2013-10-25 09:31:27 PM
What's next?  CU killed the naked pumpkin run a few years ago.
 
2013-10-25 09:32:04 PM

Snapper Carr: What about spooky ghosts?

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I'm dreaming of a white Halloween...
 
2013-10-25 09:33:44 PM
The real parties are off campus anyway. No loss. Does the mall crawl still happen on Pearl?
 
2013-10-25 09:34:42 PM

SirEattonHogg: Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?


me, now that I'm aware that I should be offended by them
 
2013-10-25 09:35:28 PM
Potentially offensive? is any costume not potentially offensive to some one?
 
2013-10-25 09:36:27 PM
Because if the Brits know anything, it's offensive costumes.

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2013-10-25 09:37:00 PM
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2013-10-25 09:37:14 PM
I don't know, it's Halloween. White Trash kinda rules out a lot.
 
2013-10-25 09:37:46 PM
I dunno what's been going on in Boulder - that used to be such a cool campus, but some sort of religious or Dean Worner got ahold of the place and seems determined to stamp out anyone having a good time.

I almost remember the weekend I spent up there one year - we were going to the Rolling Stones - took me a day to find my car, which was, as I recall, a very good thing.  Wow.
 
2013-10-25 09:39:19 PM

SirEattonHogg: Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?


Well, Redskins fans for starters.
 
2013-10-25 09:39:22 PM

SirEattonHogg: Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?


Most of Dallas.
 
2013-10-25 09:39:50 PM
What, Wiccans don't qualify? It's OK to be bigoted against a pagan religion because it doesn't conform to their Judeo-Christian beliefs?
And don't even get me started on Devil costumes and Satanists.
Bigoted bastards.

being stupid is so easy
 
2013-10-25 09:41:18 PM

mrEdude: good lord, such a racist shiathole of a country, yet determined to pretend otherwise in the most retarded ways.


I take it you are going as a very broad brush.
 
2013-10-25 09:42:07 PM
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Um, nope.  why are links to there still posted?
 
2013-10-25 09:42:20 PM
This one's still cool though, right?

www.instituteofhigherthinking.com
 
2013-10-25 09:43:55 PM
Living in Texas I've known quite a few Mexican Americans in my day and I've never met a single one who would be offended if you wore a sombrero.
 
2013-10-25 09:44:11 PM

bmwericus: I dunno what's been going on in Boulder - that used to be such a cool campus, but some sort of religious or Dean Worner got ahold of the place and seems determined to stamp out anyone having a good time.

I almost remember the weekend I spent up there one year - we were going to the Rolling Stones - took me a day to find my car, which was, as I recall, a very good thing.  Wow.


Religious?

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2013-10-25 09:45:25 PM
HERO TAG!!!
 
2013-10-25 09:45:27 PM
By the phrasing of the article, it seems that this isn't going to be enforced and is simply a request. The only disciplinary actions will go out to the frat that hosts the Pimp n Ho party.
 
2013-10-25 09:46:48 PM

ReapTheChaos: Living in Texas I've known quite a few Mexican Americans in my day and I've never met a single one who would be offended if you wore a sombrero.


They're not really worried about offending the actual people being portrayed, mind you.
 
2013-10-25 09:47:14 PM
Are people still going to white knight college as a place to become a free thinker?
 
2013-10-25 09:50:17 PM
oh for fark's sake.
 
2013-10-25 09:50:30 PM
Huh.

I'm okay with this. I've never - not once - seen somebody wearing a sombrero who was not either a character in a Western or an asshole attempting to emulate a negative stereotype.

Stop being assholes. Halloween is for candy, kids and sexy witch costumes.
 
2013-10-25 09:51:33 PM
I wonder where in the Constitution it says that US citizens have the right to not be offended....
 
2013-10-25 09:56:14 PM
So the most popular costumes at CU this year will involve cowboys, sombraros, white trash outfits and every other "prohibited" theme.

Obviously an overreaction, but sadly there are still those that think the ghetto & ho/black-face parties are somehow funny.
 
2013-10-25 09:56:29 PM
Costumes such as the 'koch sucker' and 't-hadist' are a-ok.
 
2013-10-25 09:57:39 PM

xanadian: I wonder where in the Constitution it says that US citizens have the right to not be offended....


You missed it.  Its after the part where it says the Bill of rights are just loose guidelines and before the part where it says government can "tax" you for not doing something.
 
2013-10-25 10:05:25 PM
If I went to school there, I would have responded by throwing a "free speech" costume party, where attendees had to dress up wearing one of the criticized costumes or be prohibited entry.  I would also provide a prize to the most "over-sexualised" costume.
 
2013-10-25 10:06:39 PM

fusillade762: This one's still cool though, right?

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I'm fine with it.
 
2013-10-25 10:09:31 PM
Humorless university administrator still OK, though.
 
2013-10-25 10:09:32 PM

SirEattonHogg: Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?


They're a "crude stereotype".
 
2013-10-25 10:09:39 PM

JeffreyScott: If I went to school there, I would have responded by throwing a "free speech" costume party, where attendees had to dress up wearing one of the criticized costumes or be prohibited entry.  I would also provide a prize to the most "over-sexualised" costume.


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2013-10-25 10:10:54 PM

ReapTheChaos: Living in Texas I've known quite a few Mexican Americans in my day and I've never met a single one who would be offended if you wore a sombrero.


The only people offended are middle class white kids who really, really want to be outraged by something so they can pretend they're the successors to Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, and other people who actually did something with their lives.
 
2013-10-25 10:11:51 PM
This is the same college in the mid-70's would show porno flicks in the science hall to raise money.
How times have changed...
 
2013-10-25 10:13:06 PM

grimlock1972: Potentially offensive? is any costume not potentially offensive to some one?


I'm offended by clothes!!
 
2013-10-25 10:13:55 PM

dv-ous: Huh.

I'm okay with this. I've never - not once - seen somebody wearing a sombrero who was not either a character in a Western or an asshole attempting to emulate a negative stereotype.

Stop being assholes. Halloween is for candy, kids and sexy witch costumes.


Nope. Recognized religion. It would be similar to going as Muhamed in a speedo.
 
2013-10-25 10:16:04 PM
Cowboys?  Really?  Man, Colorado really does belong with those California schools.
 
2013-10-25 10:19:38 PM

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I'm offended that they wear cowboy hats.

 
2013-10-25 10:21:01 PM
So going as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is out?
 
2013-10-25 10:21:51 PM
Whoops, that'll teach me not to preview...

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2013-10-25 10:22:27 PM
I'm offended by live people!
 
2013-10-25 10:29:02 PM

Gyrfalcon: grimlock1972: Potentially offensive? is any costume not potentially offensive to some one?

I'm offended by clothes!!


Trust me you would probably be more offended by your average farker with no clothes on.
 
2013-10-25 10:36:49 PM

Snapper Carr: What about spooky ghosts?

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My first thought was they ALL come dressed as Klansmen, second thought everyone does a PC "Charlie Brown" ghost.
/second thought is sometimes better
//Tie dyed ghosts
///n stuff
 
2013-10-25 10:44:23 PM
Wow! The world suddenly became a much better place!

/no, no it didn't
 
2013-10-25 10:47:30 PM

WordsnCollision:


I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me
 
2013-10-25 10:52:58 PM

Snapper Carr: What about spooky ghosts?

[houstonhistorymagazine.org image 500x296]


How does a Klan photo shoot even work?
"well you see, Jim Bob is... uh... I think the one on the top left."
 
2013-10-25 10:55:48 PM
Do they allow Fat guys in red with a beard giving presents to kids? Or Guys in robes carrying a cross? Or riding Asses? Sounds legit.


/Welcome to your lawsuit.
 
2013-10-25 11:06:13 PM
Da fark. This world has gone farking insane. WTF?? Since when is a cowboy or Indian outfit racist?  What kid hasn't played cowboys and Indians?  Its innocent.  I can image how someone perceives racism there.
 
2013-10-25 11:06:40 PM
No athlete costumes, because that would be offensive to white people
 
2013-10-25 11:09:32 PM
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2013-10-25 11:12:02 PM

SirEattonHogg: Cowboys are offensive?  To whom?


Especially since those costumes, and "Indian" costumes as well, are really references to old TV shows, not actual cowboys and/or indians.  It's about as historically accurate a reference as dressing up as Wolverine.
 
2013-10-25 11:22:37 PM

grimlock1972: Gyrfalcon: grimlock1972: Potentially offensive? is any costume not potentially offensive to some one?

I'm offended by clothes!!

Trust me you would probably be more offended by your average farker with no clothes on.


Offended, no.

Nauseated, yes, very likely.
 
2013-10-25 11:28:52 PM
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Damn!  There goes my racist zombie costume idea.
 
2013-10-25 11:37:24 PM
Cripes! Wearing a Halloween costume is pretty much protected under the first amendment! Um...what did I just say? Sorry...there seems to be no right of free speech in the US anymore...everyone thinks everyone else is dissing them and must retaliate or something, bringing the government into it.

I kinda miss the "good ol' days," which weren't necessarily all that great, but at least one could dress up and offend people without begging a lawsuit. Commenting with costumes was always hilarious and sometimes thought-provoking.

Halloween costumes are part of the "normal." Let it go!

In the mean time, get off my lawn!
 
2013-10-25 11:51:25 PM

tuna fingers: By the phrasing of the article, it seems that this isn't going to be enforced and is simply a request. The only disciplinary actions will go out to the frat that hosts the Pimp n Ho party.


Correct. Nothing is "banned". CU is asking people to have PC Halloween costumes. If you wear a white trash costume or a sombrero or both, nothing will happen. This is administrative silliness, not official censorship.
 
2013-10-26 12:02:39 AM
Well, that pretty much takes care of the faculty"s Halloween.
 
2013-10-26 12:34:38 AM
THANKS, OBAMA!!!

/someone had to say it.
 
2013-10-26 12:43:22 AM
Didn't get the message..

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2013-10-26 12:48:13 AM
There goes the Bernie Madoff costume.
 
2013-10-26 01:33:26 AM
Here is the link to the actual statement.

It's basically just saying "Please be considerate of other people and cultures when you're dressing up."

There is no threat of punishment or consequences. And I'm sure it will be ignored by anyone that wants to.
 
2013-10-26 02:31:05 AM
Isn't this the college where the creators of "South Park" graduated from? Wow, how the mighty have fallen.
 
2013-10-26 02:59:47 AM

69gnarkill69: What, Wiccans don't qualify? It's OK to be bigoted against a pagan religion because it doesn't conform to their Judeo-Christian beliefs?



This.


/not a pagan, but know they do the whole costume thing.
 
2013-10-26 04:26:10 AM
Is sexy ghost still ok?
 
2013-10-26 07:25:59 AM

ReapTheChaos: Living in Texas I've known quite a few Mexican Americans in my day and I've never met a single one who would be offended if you wore a sombrero.


They will laugh at you, though. Especially if you wear chinos.
 
2013-10-26 07:47:11 AM

foxyshadis: ReapTheChaos: Living in Texas I've known quite a few Mexican Americans in my day and I've never met a single one who would be offended if you wore a sombrero.

They will laugh at you, though. Especially if you wear chinos.


I saw some Mexican possibly-Americans wearing Chinese cone hats. Very sad.
 
2013-10-26 08:12:24 AM

bmwericus: I dunno what's been going on in Boulder - that used to be such a cool campus, but some sort of religious or Dean Worner got ahold of the place and seems determined to stamp out anyone having a good time.


I grew up around there.  Boulder always was a hippie-burg, so believe me, this sort of inane political correctness is actually par for the course there.
 
2013-10-26 09:09:07 AM
Libstate is a lost cause.
 
2013-10-26 09:43:08 AM

Churchill2004: Because if the Brits know anything, it's offensive costumes.

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Colorado's in Britain?
 
2013-10-26 10:36:15 AM
Dress up in a medieval-style nun's habit, with the back end of an enormous insect hanging out of your butt, and go as "Dean of Students."
 
2013-10-26 11:20:10 AM
so we have to stop wearing alien costumes as soon as we discover aliens?
 
2013-10-26 12:19:53 PM

Mouser: bmwericus: I dunno what's been going on in Boulder - that used to be such a cool campus, but some sort of religious or Dean Worner got ahold of the place and seems determined to stamp out anyone having a good time.

I grew up around there.  Boulder always was a hippie-burg, so believe me, this sort of inane political correctness is actually par for the course there.


I live up in the hills myself on the other side of the divide, Boulder is at the same time, a really nice place and then revoltingly silly.  Always enjoy visits, but have to laugh at it's green image while crawling along in serious traffic.  Reminds me of Berkeley [or vice-versa if you want] but without the gazillion in the supercity surrounding it...and the bay of course.

I think of places like Boulder as the hops in beer:  Not the main ingredient, but it makes the beer much more tasty and interesting.

Have lots of family living there actually.  My parents went to CU [way back when, the road to denver was a toll road].
 
2013-10-26 02:11:24 PM
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School administrator costume OK?
 
2013-10-26 03:12:59 PM
So is douchebag hippie still OK?
 
2013-10-26 03:54:46 PM
I'm offended by the University of Colorado
 
2013-10-26 05:00:43 PM

leevis: Churchill2004: Because if the Brits know anything, it's offensive costumes.

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Colorado's in Britain?


No, but the Telegraph is.
 
2013-10-26 05:24:32 PM
No witches, you're insulting the religion of Wicca. No movie serial killers like Jason or Michael Meyers, youre disparaging the mentally ill.  No furry animals, that would be making fun of Bloody William :)
 
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