The folks over at Cornell University are worried about “inclusive seasonal displays.” That’s academic code for Christmas decorations.
Cornell warned students that some “winter holiday displays” are not consistent with the university’s “commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”
Among the items on their naughty list are Nativity scenes, angels, crosses and mistletoe.
I’m not quite sure why they frown upon the mistletoe – unless they want to discourage young fraternity men from spreading Christmas cheer among the Sorority girls.
So for the sake of inclusion Cornell University recommends ditching the Baby Jesus and hemiparasitic plants.
As we all know – a university cannot achieve complete inclusiveness until they’ve excluded cultures or traditions they find objectionable.