October 24, 2013

Sweet Zombie Jesus on a Pogo Stick

Next week brings Halloween.  Little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and various characters take to the streets to load up on candy.

We have two children of trick-or-treating age, one has elected to go the momma-loves-you route and is wearing something from her closet and using a prop she already owned.  The Princess is dressing up as Lilo in a Hawaiian-print dress and carrying her Stitch stuffed animal.  Crash chose the Super Deluxe Ninja with 8 authentic plastic weapons costume.  He is itching to wear it, but has made do with wielding the arsenal that came with it.  For the record, Nerf swords are easier on the shins than those cheap hard plastic things.

I am not sure that either of my children's costumes would be acceptable at the University of Colorado:
In the letter sent by a university official students are asked to consider the impact that their costumes could have.
Christina Gonzales, the dean of students, wrote: "Making the choice to dress up as someone from another culture, either with the intention of being humorous or without the intention of being disrespectful, can lead to inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other people's cultures.
No cowboys, no Indians, no hookers, no 'ghetto' or white trash costumes - all named as banned by the university.  Living near a college campus, and routinely seeing college students in their natural habitat, I am not sure how they will accurately determine if someone is wearing a costume or daily street wear.  I frequently see college kids at the local mall and wonder if they are, in fact, on their way to a costume party.

Attention students at UC Boulder...perhaps one or two of you would like to do a little research on the following topics: the Constitution/Bill of Rights, freedom, education, harmless fun.


kerrcarto said...

I would dress up as a gay indian hooker from the ghetto

InsomniacSeeker said...

Well geez, what else is there?