Halloween at Yale in 2015 has led to student protests about racism at the university.
On October 27th, an email was sent to all students urging them not to wear blackface for Halloween or anything else insensitive.
On October 30th, the day before Halloween, Erika Christakis, whose husband Nicholas is house master of Silliman College at Yale, emailed Sillimanders, telling them they could be anything for Halloween:
“Nicholas says, if you don’t like a costume someone is wearing, look away, or tell them you are offended. Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offence are the hallmarks of a free and open society.”
Not taking into account that Blacks at Yale are hugely outnumbered, that when they do try to talk to Whites who wear offensive costumes, they are mocked, sometimes threatened with violence.
Christakis was, in effect, giving a green light to open…
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