This email landed in my inbox last week, from somone at the Leeds Student newspaper:
Subject: controversial Hallowe’en costumes
Following several reports recieved by the Leeds Student paper concerning a group of four white, male students who chose to celebrate Halloween dressed as suicide bombers complete with rucksacks with wires hanging out, we will be writing an article this week on controversial Halloween costumes.
Ah yes, I thought, that’s my university. I knew I’d been living with political correctness way too long.