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Halloween “Tunnel of Oppression” on Campuses

The NAS, citing Erin O’Connor, roundly pans these holiday skits that indoctrinate students about “oppression, race, and discrimination”:


The Tunnel of Oppression takes the concept of shock value to extremes, using overblown melodrama as an agent of social change, and recruiting people to its cause by subjecting them to simulated short-term trauma—which it then conveniently tells them how to understand in the handy group therapy session that forms the final stop of the tour. It’s manipulative, it’s anti-intellectual, and it’s—paradoxically—every bit as cynical and consumerist as the society it claims to deplore.


Better to stay out of these stupid warrens.

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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