Yes, the war on Christmas is alive and well at some universities
by Jennifer Kabbany
t’s always amusing to learn of the theme of the annual staff holiday party at the University of California-Riverside. That’s because campus officials bend so far backward to avoid any mention of Christmas it’s beyond ridiculous.
This year, it’s a “Mad Hatter” themed party, complete with an 80s cover band.
Last year, the theme was “Holiday Hoedown,” boasting plenty of cowboy attire and blasting some country music. In 2015, it was a “Masquerade Mystique” holiday party. The campus refuses to use the word Christmas or anything else attached with it.
It’s actually not surprising considering the extreme hypersensitivity against Christmas that universities are known to display in recent years. It’s all done in the name of being inclusive — but it’s a very exclusive decision.
Earlier this month, a memo provided to some University of Minnesota community members warned against Santa, Christmas trees, wrapped gifts and the colors “red and green,” calling them “not appropriate.”
In 2015, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of…
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