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http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/04/06/milo-yiannopoulos-plan-to-wear-native-american-costume-to-yale-causes-chaos/


Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has caused a stir on Yale University’s campus for his plan to give a lecture on cultural appropriation in full Native American garb and headdress right before Halloween.

Yiannopoulos’ plan is a response to a recent campus controversy at Yale where students took issue with a professor’s suggestion that students should be free to wear potentially-offensive Halloween costumes.

A video of Yale student Jerelyn Luther yelling at professor Nicholas Christakis about his stance on cultural appropriation went viral in November. In the video, Luther tells Christakis to “be quiet,” and reminds him that it’s “his job to create a place of comfort and home to the students,” a job which she felt he violated with an email Christakis’ wife (also a Yale professor) sent defending student’s rights to wear costumes that some might deem culturally offensive.

In response to the chaos, Yiannopoulos tweeted his plans to wear a Native American costume to his speech on Oct. 28 at Yale as part of “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.” “It appears to me [that] that the free lunacy of progressives is taking even America’s best universities, and it seems to me the best way to deal with this culture of outrage is to be outrageous,” Yiannopoulos told the Yale Daily News. “These are ridiculous people who deserve to be provoked.”

Although the event is several months away, there has already been significant student pushback to Yiannopoulos’ upcoming appearance. Yale’s Native American Cultural Center house manager, Kyle Ranieri, claims that Yiannopoulos’ use of Native American garments during his lecture would be “blatant cultural appropriation.”


I really think these people enjoy being angry and triggered. That or they are racist faggots trying to destroy native american culture by making sure no one ever references or speaks of them so they fade from everyone's memory.
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I taunt my Native American boyfriend by making the stereotypical 'war cry' and asking him about his spirit guide.

He's not dead yet.

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PrinceJudar wrote:

I taunt my Native American boyfriend by making the stereotypical 'war cry' and asking him about his spirit guide.

He's not dead yet.



He better have a Bear spirit guide, bear spirit guides are best guides.
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Kyle Ranieri, claims that Yiannopoulos’ use of Native American garments during his lecture would be “blatant cultural appropriation.”


I uh... think that's kinda the point?

Say what you will about Breitbart, but:

* Dude's giving a speech about cultural appropriation
* Dude is clearly a white guy of European descent
* Dude plans to wear something clearly not of any culture remotely related to his own.

It's little more than an attention-grabber and illustration of his point, and apparently it worked quite well. Hell, he made his point without even speaking.

Bravo, I say.
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everything is becoming a joke
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lol I remember that incident.

It was one of the cringe-est vids ever.

I remember feeling allot of second hand embarrassment for those students.

People snapping their fingers in applause, & yelling at their professor..

Honestly, I don't mind a dialog being held. Discussing your opinion on something is important. Yet safe-spaces are just dumb.

College shouldn't be a safe space. College should challenge you. It's a place where ideas, view points, & all sorts of opinions clash with your own.

Why?

It's because, that's what real life is. The real world doesn't have safe spaces. it's harsh, & fast, & can leave you in the dust if you aren't prepared. I think that's what that professor was trying to teach in that vid. Yet instead, the student cursed him out, snapped their fingers, & walked away. Again, they didn't have to agree with him, but they should have at least heard him out. I mean, that's YALE for goodness sake. I'd expect better ways of handling conflicting opinions then this. I'd also expect to find an ancient archive leading to the discovery of their Mage friend. Yes.

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kinda looks like malfoy
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and people wonder why they censored the native american class in bravely second
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“The Dangerous Faggot Tour" this guy is doing wonders on representing native American culture
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Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has caused a stir on Yale University’s campus for his plan to give a lecture on cultural appropriation in full Native American garb and headdress right before Halloween.


No, no, no. As a Native American myself, I was just discussing with my family how this is wrong. Even I am not allowed to wear a headdress because it would be so offensive. I'd explain why, but I think this link would do it better justice than I.

http://apihtawikosisan.com/hall-of-shame/an-open-letter-to-non-natives-in-headdresses/

I don't think the guy's racist, but I still think he shouldn't wear it.
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Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has caused a stir on Yale University’s campus for his plan to give a lecture on cultural appropriation in full Native American garb and headdress right before Halloween.


No, no, no. As a Native American myself, I was just discussing with my family how this is wrong. Even I am not allowed to wear a headdress because it would be so offensive. I'd explain why, but I think this link would do it better justice than I.

http://apihtawikosisan.com/hall-of-shame/an-open-letter-to-non-natives-in-headdresses/

I don't think the guy's racist, but I still think he shouldn't wear it.


It being offensive is the point though. Milo is fighting for people's right to be offensive as an expression of free speech (the concept moreso than the law)...There is a big difference between saying that it is disrespectful, and saying that someone shouldn't be allowed to do something. I think that its perfectly fine to explain to people why wearing Native American headdresses is offensive and ask them not to, but having a University outwardly ban cultural costumes is an overreach of power.
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better take the headdress out of animal crossing games then
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Where do you guys find these types of stories? Like seriously.
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“his job to create a place of comfort and home to the students,”

As someone already stated, that's not what college is about. It's about discovering new ideas that are contrary to your own and having healthy discussions about them. If you feel confident enough that you are right about something, than argue your position like an adult instead of demanding to be shielded from words and ideas.
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