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College Considers Banning Offensive ‘Cornrows/Braids’ for Halloween

Campus Reform
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Sierra College’s student government is considering a resolution that would place a wholesale ban on several types of Halloween costumes for the school’s annual costume contest.
The resolution, which was referred to a sub-committee for further consideration, specifically prohibits “Native American Regalia,” “religiously significant items,” and “Cornrows/Braids,” among other things.

Sierra College’s student government is considering a resolution that would place a wholesale ban on several types of Halloween costumes for the school’s annual costume contest.

The resolution was proposed to the school’s student government by what is known as the “Beyond Diversity Club” in conjunction with the “Feminist Action Club,” both of which are lobbying for restrictions on costumes that depict certain ethnicities or cultures.

“Costumes should not depict a race, ethnicity, or a culture as a costume,” the proposed resolution states, listing possible examples that would violate such an edict, like “Native American Regalia” or a “Dashiki…

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