University of Minnesota Memo Forbids Red, Green, Blue, White, and Silver Due to Religious Intolerance
The University of Minnesota is so concerned about anti-Christian bigotry that the school felt the need to outright ban myriad colors, like red, blue, and silver, for fear that religiously-bigoted students’ intolerance would cause unrest on campus.
Someone might want to alert the university that they’ve just banned one of the school’s colors; red.
The “Religious Diversity and Holidays” memo was provided during a recent “Dean’s Dialogues” event that focused on how to make the holiday season more inclusive for other religions.
According to the College Fix, the event, hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, was dedicated to “respecting religious diversity.”
The memo highlights specific things that represent “religious iconography,” and lists items that should not be used around campus.
According to the College Fix, these items include bows, bells, depictions of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, wrapped gifts, nativity scenes, the star of Bethlehem, dreidels, angels, and doves.
The document also warns against using certain decorative colors in public spaces during the Christmas period.
“Red and green are representative of the Christian tradition as blue and white/silver are for Jewish Hanukkah that is also celebrated at this time of year,” the memo reads.
The U of M (@UMNews) shared this letter with some faculty and student employees this week The colors red & green, blue & white/silver are verboten during the “winter celebration” period. Images of Santa, wrapped gifts, and bells are also deemed “religious iconography.” #BahHumbugpic.twitter.com/sxzqDXLLqY
— Jon Miltimore (@miltimore79) December 14, 2017
Students may place decorations “in their own personal space if it does not have a meaningful public function,” the memo adds.
According to the College Fix, University of Minnesota spokeswoman Emma Bauer labeled the memo as a “conversation piece to facilitate dialogue.”
“It was not distributed broadly to [College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences] employees. It does not reflect current University of Minnesota, EOAA (Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action) or CFANS official guidance,” Bauer added.
The document also states that campus parties during the Christmas season should remain “neutral-themed.” To do this, the memo suggests calling the parties things like “winter celebration,” and avoid any music, food, and invitations that are religiously themed.
The College Fix reports that the office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action offered “additional support and problem solving,” to any member of staff that disclosed “inappropriate religious celebrations” in the workplace.
Not everybody uses the Gregorian calendar, you know. Maybe it’s time to stop oppressing people with your “chronology” and “forward passage of time” indoctrination.
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Sources: The College Fix
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