Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bedwetter alert: Gator edition.

The University of Florida is worried about students who might be upset by Halloween costumes.  The school issued the following statement on its website:

Halloween Costume Choices
Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 10, 2016.

October brings fall weather and Halloween. If you choose to participate in Halloween activities, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and themes. Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation. The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Statement reminds us that UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.

As a community, we aspire to demonstrate integrity, respect, and compassion that strives to maintain an affirming campus climate for all members of our community. If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing umatter@ufl.edu. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone at 352-392-1575. Lastly, the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida is able to respond to any reported incidents of bias, to educate those that were involved, and to provide support by connecting those that were impacted to the appropriate services and resources. You may submit a bias incident report at www.umatter.ufl.edu/stopbias.Thank you for being mindful of these values, and have a fun and safe Halloween


Anonymous said...

You have to be kidding me, REALLY!!! Pull your head out of your asses and live in the real world with the rest of us. You poor spineless weak minded worms.....Lord help us all!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Have people really been reduced to this? What has happened to people. Who comes up with these ideas? Are there any real people left?

Stay Inside And Cower said...

Whoever wrote that will dress as a giant dick on Halloween.

Anonymous said...

KF, did you see that Ole Miss recently started a "Free Speech Response Team"? Faculty members assigned to roam around campus and look for students engaged in free speech, so they can go up and "engage" them with opposing ideas and reminders about university speech policies.

No, seriously. This is actually happening.

Messick said...

"The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice"

This turd exists.

And costs money.

Gatorade flavored pacifiers said...

From the University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Enforcement Bureau...

This year, anyone caught wearing an unapproved costume during Halloween will be charged, expelled, and possibly jailed. Because of the potential for someone to feel unhappy at any given time, we have taken action to avoid such. This year, all students will be required to wear large cat costumes with phony entrails hanging out, to reflect the true nature and attitude of today's college student.

So wear your Gutless Pussy costume this year and have fun!

Anonymous said...

If I EVER find out that MY child is whining and crying about crap like this, I'll give her something REAL to whine and cry about!!

Anonymous said...

This entire genre (as insane as it is) is being methodically put forth toward the (once and for all) end of free speech. And the people creating and giving credence to this scheme know exactly what they are doing.

But The State Flag Still Flies.. said...

While this whole story is a farce, as if from The Onion, don't lose sight of the fact that Delta State was early to jump on the 'safe space' band wagon. Two years ago the President announced safe spaces for students and faculty who felt threatened or uncomfortable because of their 'orientation' or 'persuasions'. And he instituted a round or two of required seminar attendance for employees of the school.

It's unclear whether these safe zone spaces are buildings, rooms in buildings, or the green area out by the flag-poles.

So, when looking at where you want to sent your darlings for their freshman year, consider DSU and its goal of wiping sniveling noses.

Anonymous said...

There are those who are freaked out by baggy pants or being called racists or rap music or atheists or people kneeling during the National Anthem or generally anyone who challenges them or disagrees with them. The above isn't just for Kluxers and Skinheads and those who proselytize by screaming Hell and Damnation at anyone passing by or who insist everyone having dinner must be quiet while they pray loudly.
If you want to be a rude, boorish ,threatening asshole and call it being " politically incorrect", the other side gets to do it too and are. And, that some students might hope for a place of refuge from the extremists calling them names or delivering harangues from both sides who want to impose their will on others shouldn't be a surprise.
A university used to be a place where you learned to discuss pros and cons intelligently and without rancor. It was called learning to be a lady and gentleman and developing one's intellect.
Thanks assholes for destroying that with rage politics as your strategy for f'ing everything.
Indeed, most of you are voting for Whiner in Chief.

Anonymous said...

7:27AM When's the last time you saw a Klucker or Skinhead walking around a college campus? I agree the Religious Right can be rude, boorish and threatening at times, but first hand experience as a student of multiple MS public universities tells me you're attempting to pass off the exceptions as the norm. If anything, pro liberal agendas were the ones being pushed on students in both public green spaces and buildings such as the Union. Rage politics began long ago, highlighted by civil rights, opposition to the Vietnam War, the rise of women's' lib movement and booming drug use. Ever since this epic time of unrest in America, these and ancillary issues like welfare have been used by politicians to drive wedges between otherwise well meaning people. Free thinking individuals recognize the use of these tactics and it's why so many are disgusted with both candidates.

Anonymous said...

@5:39 You are correct. I am an alumni of DSU and pulled every bit of my support(as well as some friends) after LaForge's stunt. This came after there was a talent show/skit to showcase Mississippi actors and actress's during welcome week. The KD sorority was given or chosen Whoopi Goldberg as their actress. They dressed like she did during sister act. Of course, they browned their face up to make some white girls look like Whoopi. Even Laforge said he laughed and thought it was funny. There was no racial innuendos or acts. One person(1, uno) got their feelings hurt and said it was racist and they were black facing and LaForge completely flipped and made that group of girls go through racial counseling as well as do some community service and I believe put them on some sort of probation. Humiliated them for no reason, because one bed wetter got her feelings hurt. The whole ordeal was completely uncalled for and he as well as the school lost a lot of alumni support after that agenda push.

Ritin' On This Here Wall.. said...

Let's not holler too loudly about Little Billy LaForge or he might get a pink slip. And when his time is up, you can bet your plate of soul-food the next president will be African American. And then the whole damned school and town will go to hell in an Okra-Basket.

DSU is sitting on an island. An island called Cleveland, in the middle of the sludge field called the Mississippi Delta. And people like Willie Simmons and Bennie Thompson will not be satisfied until DSU is 'black led' and Cleveland joins every other black-led municipality in the Delta and goes flat-ass bust.

Anonymous said...

12:44 Its o.k. for an AA to be president at any of our state supported institutions in my opinion. Where the rub comes in, as in the case of USM prez. Nice guy, but totally unqualified to run any sort of university, much less a "research" university. IHL again screwed the goat, not one reason to hire Bennett, except his race. Again, IHL proves they are nothing more than a group of political hacks, who paid for the privilege of call him/herself a member of the board.

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to get up and SCREAM - oh wait


Anonymous said...

9:18 an U agree with you that rage politics has been around a long time and had a rebirth in the '60s.
But, in the '60's it did not infect our social relationships as it does today. Nor was it so easy to spread absolutely false propaganda as it is today. And, I didn't hear such outrageous lies coming from the mouths of our elected officials. Yes, they spun things to make themselves look good and their opponents look weak, but look at the debates decades back. There weren't the kind of personal attacks we see today. And, the outrage was over national issues like equality and war, not about every word uttered about anything.
Polite society did not discuss politics and religion in social settings. No one ever asked me for whom I was going to vote. I could openly support someone if I wished or not. No one tried to convert me from my denomination to theirs or judge another Christian's denomination so harshly.
But, we also seemed to understand that not everything is our business. We allowed communities to solve their own problems until and unless Constitutional rights were being violated. A murder in Wisconsin was indicative of nothing unless it was a serial killer crossing state lines. Now it's seen as proof the entire country is going to hell in a hand basket.
We aspired to be more educated and more civilized and more well mannered. Being a lady or a gentleman was a good thing. Getting in the best college or university we could was a good thing. Getting a scholarship was even better.
Expertise in a subject was respected and we didn't imagine that we knew more about a subject than someone who spent their lives learning about that subject.
And, we were taught in civics class how our system of government is supposed to work. I learned that a vote count in a national election has to be certified by each State before it is official and concession comes after ALL the states votes are legally certified. I know what powers are given to each office so I know what a President or cabinet member can and can't do . An informed citizenry is key to a democracy. But, starting with Spiro Agnew's attacks on effete intellectuals, Bubba knows as much on any subject as the head of the department at Harvard and is likely to have his own radio show! Our ministers were educated in theology and weren't considered experts on government!
The lies I'm hearing now are outrageous and have led to our citizens having no faith in any our institutions . Imperfections and mistakes which have always existed are blown out of proportion and expectations are unrealistic.
Instead of solving real problems , we are distracted by nonsense such as arguing about something on a Florida campus. This is Florida's business, not ours.
If I wanted to destroy our country, I can't think of a better way than causing our citizens to have no faith in our institutions and turning them against one another.
Our enemies are thrilled and have no doubt contributed money to PACs to make this happen. Indeed, I expect they spent the time we should have spent studying how democracies and republics fail. We're making our allies our enemies and our enemies our friends.

Anonymous said...

With the hiring of the 'nice guy' at USM, what was his first major decison? Say it with me...."Ban the State Flag!"

He was quick to purchase the gold neck ties and he enjoys the 'president's box' at the games (and the wings and pepsi), but what the hell else has he done to elevate the university? Oh, but wait....I almost forgot; the bar now is not to elevate, but to not be accused of fraude or mismanagement. He doin' good so far.

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