Last October, Yale lecturer Erika Christakis sent an email questioning whether university administrators should advise students on what Halloween costumes to wear. It resulted in protests on campus and a heated debate around the country.
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- Dr. Francis Wardle executive director of the Center for the Study of Biracial Children and author of "Tomorrow's Children: Meeting the Needs of Multiracial and Multiethnic Children at Home, in Early Childhood Programs, and at School" (Center for the Study of Biracial Children)
- William Spriggs director of research and public policy for the National Urban League
- Jorge del Pinal assistant division chief in the Population Division of the Census Bureau
- Cecilia Munoz vice president of policy for the National Council of La Raza
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