College Halloween Costumes
Professor Nicholas Christakis lives at Yale University, where he runs one of his colleges. His wife Erica, an early childhood teacher, shares this responsibility. They live among students and are responsible for shaping a living life. And before Halloween, some students complained to them that the administration of Yale University gave awkward advice on which Halloween costumes to avoid.
And wrote an email inviting the community to reflect on the controversy with an intellectual perspective that few of them considered. Her message was an example of proper, thoughtful, civic engagement.
Because of her problems, some of the students are currently trying to take the couple out of their homes, that is, insult and expel them from their home on campus. Hundreds of Yale students attack them, some with hateful insults, shouted epithets and a public campaign of shame. At the same time, they displayed an illiberal trait stemming from the flaws in their good intentions.
Those who talk about marginalized students in high school sometimes find serious flaws in their black, brown, or Asian classmates and may expose flaws in their religious students and ideological conservatives if they take the trouble to perform in these groups. I know many Californians who have found it difficult to adapt to life in the Ivy League, where some of the highly privileged children raised in elite prep schools still set the tone for a decidedly Eastern coastal culture. All things being equal, outsiders who also feel like racial or ethnic “others” tend to be the most difficult of all.
This may very well be true at Yale.
But none of that justifies the Yale activists who have bullied this special ability in recent days. The purpose of writing your mistakes now is not to judge these students. Their young life is extremely impressive by any reasonable measure. Unfortunately, they live in an era where the common mistakes of young people are extremely visible. In order not to be distracted from attention, I will not name them here.
The focus is on the wrong ideas they have learned.
Anyone investing in the bias of the elite communities of tomorrow needs to understand as best as possible how many of the cognitively privileged, usually seemingly well-intentioned young people can attack with such blatant intolerance.
What happens at Yale doesn’t stay there.
With support for world-changing research, outstanding alumni, and a commitment of $ 24.9 billion. For the Marshal, for better or for worse, Yale administrators face huge opportunity costs as they allocate their days. Many hours need to be devoted to caring for students who are experiencing serious problems such as clinical depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and sexual abuse. Administrators also help other people who are in financial difficulties or are the first to attend college with their families.
As such, it should be noted that at least 13 administrators did not have enough time to draft, circulate, and co-sign a letter of advice to adult students on how to dress for Halloween – the reason misinformed campus activists mistakenly accept social justice as a priority.