Need to know if your Halloween costume might offend? You're in luck! The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has issued a threat-level flowchart similar to the Department of Homeland Security's terror threat advisory system. S.C.R.E.A.M. (Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter) is a color-coded system with five threat levels from low to severe.
“I've got to give you a trigger warning. I might say something that might upset you guys," Glenn said Friday on his radio program.
Glenn went on to describe how he might react if confronted unexpectedly with the flowchart.
"If I was walking and I saw this on a telephone pole and it was just a picture, a flyer that was just stapled up, and there was no trigger warning that on a pole there might be something offensive, I would be --- and I apologize to Polish people . . . I was not talking . . . I mean a telephone pole . . . didn't mean just to say Pol," Glenn said.
Thankfully, Pat, Stu and Jeffy were all in safe spaces which prevented them from needing counseling due to Glenn's insensitive words.
Watch the clip below for answers to these questions:
- Is Pat of Polish decent?
- Should your girlfriend or wife dress as a hot white nurse or a white hot nurse?
- Did your ancestors kill anyone that would prevent you from culturally appropriating a specific costume?
- Is it cool to wear an Indian costume (assuming you're not American Indian --- and no offense if you are or aren't American Indian)?