Excerpt from Reason.com
Written by Robby Soave
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst—the very same university that recently told students to stop making Harambe jokes—has created a threat assessment meter for culturally-appropriative Halloween costumes.
The "Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter (or "SCREAM," because campus censors are nothing if not horribly obvious) is designed to help students decide if their costumes might offend someone, according to Campus Reform.
For instance, if a student is dressing up as a member of their own race, the threat is "low," and "probably won't offend." But dressing up as a member of a different race, particularly one whose members "are more socially marginalized than you" could produce a "high" or even "severe" threat of giving offense.