CU asks students to avoid offensive Halloween costumes

The Associated Press Updated: October 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm • Published: October 23, 2013 0
photo - A woman walks like a Zombie as she and others take part in Zombie Walk in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Oct 27, 2012. Hundreds of people took part in a Zombie walk as part of yearly Halloween celebrations across the world with 31 Oct. being Halloween day. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
A woman walks like a Zombie as she and others take part in Zombie Walk in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Oct 27, 2012. Hundreds of people took part in a Zombie walk as part of yearly Halloween celebrations across the world with 31 Oct. being Halloween day. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

BOULDER — The University of Colorado at Boulder is asking students not to wear Halloween costumes that might offend others.

Dean of Students Christian Gonzales said in a message to students that dressing up as someone from another culture can lead to hurtful portrayals of other cultures.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/m8uu98p ), students are being asked to avoid wearing blackface, sombreros, and dressing up as "squaws" or cowboys.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

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