Harmless Fun or Blatant Ignorance

Last year, during the month of October, I posted a blog about the detrimental effects of Halloween costumes that depict stereotypes. Given the fact that Halloween quickly approaches, I wanted to reintroduce the article with hopes to be proactive versus reactive to a group of upset students, communities, and others.

I highly encourage that you revisit the article: We’re a Culture, Not a Costume, to gather a better understanding for some of the thoughts and emotions that were triggered by this discussion, just under a year ago.  In the previous blog I posed the following questions:

  1. What is your take on Halloween costumes that depict ethnic, religious or any other individual/group with negative connotation? Should they be banned or accepted?
  2. Who is really to blame; is it the people who decided to wear the costumes, the companies that manufacture them, or the businesses that sell them?

Do you dare share your thoughts?


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