School administrator: 'Insensitive costumes' are 'as offensive as the N-word'

Campus Reform Reporter

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Examples of offensive costumes include 'a Mexican' and 'promiscuous nurse'
  • School may punish students for wearing politically incorrect outfits
  • A school administrator has warned students at Quinnipiac University that "insensitive costumes" such as "a Mexican, hooker, gangster, or promiscuous nurse" are "as offensive as writing the 'N-word' on a blackboard."

    “Costumes that exaggerate, stereotype, generalize a particular ethnic culture [or] gender, [are] insensitive,” said the Connecticut school's Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Diane Ariza, according to The Quinnipiac Chronicle, the school's official newspaper.

    "It is as offensive as writing the ‘N-word’ on a blackboard or a chalkboard or a whiteboard in the dorms or in the residence halls."   

    “It is as offensive as writing the ‘N-word’ on a blackboard or a chalkboard or a whiteboard in the dorms or in the residence halls,” she said.

    Ariza said "insensitive" costumes included wearing “blackface, or as a Mexican, hooker, gangster or promiscuous nurse."

    Monique Drucker, associate vice president of student affairs, said the school would consider formally punishing students who wore politically incorrect outfits.

    "If they are not in compliance with us or if they challenge the conversation in a way that would be inappropriate, then we would be thinking about bringing them through student conduct," she said.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter @kctimpf

    LATEST TWEETS

    Andrew LaGrone
    @AndrewTLaGrone - 1 hour ago

    Had Gruhl for 2 classes http://t.co/JmQBdd7Cke. He presented views as fact not opinion. Thk goodness 4 conserv orgs like @CRNC/@campusreform

    phil childress
    @quazog3 - 1 hour ago

    VIDEO: Princeton prof slams Obama for ‘non-existent agenda’ for black America http://t.co/fN0CbkSpHL via @campusreform

    Libusters
    @bob4gov_now - 1 hour ago

    Ivy League students hold Ferguson funeral for ‘black and brown victims’ of racism http://t.co/H3BbLHt5KG via @campusreform #Libusters

    cmdorsey #TCOT
    @cmdorsey - 3 hours ago

    ??#UPenn QUIT UR DAMN WHINING????Students hold Ferguson funeral 4 ‘bl & br victims’ http://t.co/SXMBRSM5CM @campusreform http://t.co/3gkAHlCxDy

    Lone Biker
    @mp663001 - 6 hours ago

    Dartmouth student: America must ‘fix free speech’ with censorship http://t.co/Y89VTeKN9F via @campusreform

    Jim Thompson
    @jimthomjr - 7 hours ago

    @CalebBonham @campusreform @ffweekend Don't students get expelled for similar behavior?