Is This Okay? • When Do Halloween Costumes Become Offensive?

“Where do you draw the line with offensive costumes?”

As Halloween approaches, so do the controversial costumes. On this episode of Is This Okay? we talked about when Halloween costumes become a little too problematic:

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Instead of policing what people decide to wear, how can we educate them about what makes a costume offensive?

Instead of policing what people decide to wear, how can we educate them about what makes a costume offensive?

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A lot of times you hear “It’s just a costume” as an attempt to minimize its effect on others.

A lot of times you hear "It's just a costume" as an attempt to minimize its effect on others.

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When Is A Halloween Costume Too Offensive?

Is it actually JUST a costume?

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SOURCES:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/cultural-appropriation-halloween-costumes.html
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-disney-moana-costume-controversy-20160922-snap-htmlstory.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/nyregion/yale-culturally-insensitive-halloween-costumes-free-speech.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/frat-mlk-day-arizona-state-racist_n_4638224.html
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