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Cornell University Warns Mistletoe Isn’t ‘Inclusive’ Enough And Students Shouldn’t Use It

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2563 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"A guide to “inclusive” Christmas decorations created by Cornell University warns that any decorations that remotely evoke religion, which includes stars and mistletoe, are incompatible with the school’s commitment to diversity." …

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  • TiggyB62TiggyB62 1358 replies0 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I agree. Well said @T26E4 and @oldfort.

    The Daily Caller? Really?
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  • PAYNE101PAYNE101 78 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    The sad part for me is that this is a season of deep meaning. A celebration.
    And yet the effort to be all including dilutes that special meaning. Whether your Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist whatever...each celebration is a chance for all of us to learn about another slice of humanity.
    But correctness is changing the landscape...
    Harvard no longer will have "House Masters" because the word "master" has an association to slavery.
    So why not propose eliminating the Masters degree ... That may be perceived as controlling people beneath you.
    This correctness is a terrible thing and I wish our leadership would not be so weak and cowardly as to suppress elements of our human history... We are not one size fits all.
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  • Much2learnMuch2learn 4610 replies168 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I just don't get it. If a Christian wants to wear a cross necklace or a Jew wants to wear a Star of David, I don't think that is offensive at all. Why would a decoration be different from a necklace? If someone wants to put up FSM decorations, that should be fine too.

    I can see that in public areas it is dicey. If you put up a nativity scene, then someone else will want to put up a Festivus pole with beer cans. In that case you have to decide if you are letting everyone put something up or not.
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  • PengsPhilsPengsPhils 3990 replies28 threadsForum Champion Northeastern, Forum Champion Math/Computer Science Forum Champion
    edited December 2015
    "citing "the daily caller"? Look at that site a little more...."

    right, NY Times, Huffington Post and Vox, that's the ticket for integrity - no agenda there...

    You can disagree all you want, but your list is much more reputable: The Daily Caller is the only one whose Wikipedia literally lists its political/idealogic leaning in the first line. One has won 117 Pulitzer prizes. The other features an entire section on their page discussing their ideology, with this tidbit included:
    In March 2015 Daily Caller columnist Mickey Kaus quit after editor Tucker Carlson refused to run a column critical of Fox News coverage of the immigration policy debate. Carlson, who also works for Fox, reportedly did not want the Caller publishing criticism of a firm that employed him.
    edited December 2015
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  • profparentprofparent 331 replies0 threadsRegistered User Member
    Wow, citing the Daily Caller. Your credibility just plummeted.
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  • mdcmommdcmom 727 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited December 2015
    At Cornell even thirty years ago we weren't allowed to have an artificial Christmas tree in the dorm lounge. One year some kids found one anyway and told the RA it was a nondenominational holiday bush. It stayed up :) .
    edited December 2015
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown 8239 replies73 threadsForum Champion Brown Forum Champion
    It also seems that many people have started struggling to discern the difference between someone telling them "what they should do" and "what they are allowed to do."
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  • cosarcosar 670 replies26 threadsRegistered User Member
    So now count me in as not only agreeing completely with @T26E4, but as thoroughly disgusted by your making this pathetic attempt at rabble-rousing into a "Featured Discussion". I guess too many people were ignoring it, as they rightly should. I've been on this site for over 10 years and this is a new low. Honestly, I don't know what your agenda is, but please, just stop.
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  • EmsDadEmsDad 1504 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Apparently the Cornell Club in NYC didn't get the message since they are holding a "Mistletoe Mixer"

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