Letters to the Editor

Political correctness has gone wild

An end-of-year photo depicting culturally and ethnically insensitive costumes garnered Cal Poly fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho some online criticism, prompting the frat to apologize for the photo on Thursday.
An end-of-year photo depicting culturally and ethnically insensitive costumes garnered Cal Poly fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho some online criticism, prompting the frat to apologize for the photo on Thursday.

A firestorm erupted over a costume picture that resulted in a public apology. The picture I saw had a bunch of kids in some pretty funny costumes. I did not see anything that degraded a gender, race or religion. Perhaps one of the complainers could point out the offensive part of the picture.

Political correctness has gone wild. We can’t have a costume party anymore, and Halloween trick-or-treating in costume can no longer be a rite of passage. The next step in this slippery slope is to ban “offensive” costumes in stage plays.

Dan Hinz, San Luis Obispo

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