In the interest of political correctness and “gender inclusivity,” the University of Minnesota has decided to remove the traditional Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen titles and replace them with the term “Royals.” As if this wasn’t crazy enough, the school’s website explains that they “royals” don’t even necessarily have to be a biological male and a biological female. “Royals… can be any combination of any gender identity,” the site says.
According to campus officials, the change is a shift “toward gender inclusivity” that is in adherence to “a spirit of inclusion at the University of Minnesota.” The website explains further, “This change allows the University to select the best student representatives for the U of M based on campus and community involvement – regardless of gender.”
The entire Homecoming Court at the University will follow the same concept. As The Pioneer Press reports, “As in past years, the U will name 10 students to Homecoming court, only this year the mix won’t necessarily be five men and five women. Those 10 will be paired at random to compete in pre-Homecoming events, and their performance, along with a university-wide vote, will determine the two royals.”
Allyson Taubenheim, the University’s marketing manager for Student Unions and Activities, told The College Fix that she is excited about the rule change, which will officially be implemented in October of this year. “Our student body is made up of a very diverse population that shouldn’t be limited by gender identity,” she said in an email. “Other colleges, universities and even high schools have made similar changes. We look forward to crowning two students who respectfully represent the university’s values, connect with the diverse members of the university community, and have excellent school pride.”
The new “gender inclusive” guidelines at the University of Minnesota is just the latest installment in an entire nationwide push towards a structureless society. Progressives and far too many school administrators seem to be just fine with throwing definition out the window and embracing an “anything goes” type of environment, all in the interest of being “inclusive.” (RELATED: This gender-neutral pronoun being pushed by universities is identical to a pronoun used in communist China).