Colleges to students: Skip sombreros, blackface on Halloween

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2015 file photo, a Houston fan is dressed for Halloween during an NCAA college football game against the Vanderbilt in Houston. Administrators at some universities across the country are increasingly concerned in 2017 that certain costumes are becoming flash points in the campus debate over race and culture. While not outright prohibiting any costume, administrators are using letters, campus forums and advertising campaigns to encourage students to pick outfits that don’t offend their classmates of color. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

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