Yale University Race Row: Faculty Member Nicholas Christakis Tells Students to ‘Look Away’ from Offensive Halloween Costumes

November 11, 2015

By Aftab Ali at The Independent

A race row has erupted at one of the world’s most prestigious universities after two separate incidents collided to form debate on campus.

In the run up to Halloween, students at Yale University in Connecticut, US, were sent an email from the institution’s Intercultural Affairs Council requesting they be thoughtful on the cultural implications  of their choice of costume.

However, according to the individual rights group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Fire), Erika Christakis - who is an associate master at the university’s Silliman College - responded to the student body withan email of her own on the topic of Halloween attire...

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