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U of Minnesota declares Santa, Christmas trees, wrapped gifts, holiday colors are ‘not appropriate’

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Some faculty and student employees at the University of Minnesota who attended a recent event to discuss religious diversity during the holiday season received a memo listing a number of items the school deems “not appropriate” for public gatherings or displays at the school, The College Fix reported.

The memo specifically pointed to items and colors that are associated with Christmas and Hanukkah, such as Christmas trees, wrapped gifts, and bows.

What’s the story?

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences passed out a memo with its “recommended” ideas at its event titled, “Dean’s Dialogues: Respecting Religious Diversity in CFANS and at the University.”

According to the event listing on the website, the students and faculty at the university represent more than 300 religious or spiritual belief systems.

“Our religious/spiritual beliefs and practices can play a key role in our identity but can be ‘off limits’ for discussion especially in public spaces,” the listing said.

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