SJWs at Yale Claim a Couple of Scalps

Nicholas and Erika Christakis, the husband and wife professors who were at the center of the Halloween costume brouhaha at Yale University last October, are in full retreat. After a months-long SJW temper tantrum over the issue, the Christakises have announced that they will step down as the heads of Silliman College (a residential college at Yale) effective in July.

The professors had decided last year not to teach classes from the start of the spring semester. Nicholas will continue on as a tenured professor at Yale University, National Review reports, but Erika has decided to no longer teach there.

As you may remember, Yale's Intercultural Affairs Council sent an email to students shortly before Halloween last year instructing them to avoid wearing costumes that could be perceived as “culturally unaware or insensitive.”

When one professor had the temerity to gently and respectfully suggest that students might be capable (and perhaps even better off) navigating these waters themselves rather than relying on university oversight, she was condemned, shouted down, and ultimately chased off campus.