October 31, 2015 ALL

A Halloween Message From the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

It’s that time of year…. Halloween!

Most of us love it! Trick or Treat, seeing the excitement in children, haunted houses, candy (oh the candy!) and dressing up in outrageous costumes. But with all the fun comes responsibility and respect.

As the date approaches and parties start, I wish to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with the fun of the holiday comes respect and responsibility. Please keep the following in mind:

Gremlins, goblins, and ghosts are fine – traditional and fun.

Sombreros, feathers, head wraps and painting your skin to look like another race – disrespectful and insensitive.

It is important to understand that we are at an institution of higher learning and that means we hold everyone to a higher standard. If you look in the mirror at your costume and it is designed to represents any group of people… Black, Indian, Hispanic or any derivation, it’s not cool.

My message to you: “Be Cool.”

Danielle Carter
Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion