Monday, October 31, 2011

We're a culture, not a costume: Student Ads Take Aim at Racist Halloween Costumes

Originally seen on AdFreak, today's Halloween inspired post goes into all those costumes some of us find "ok" or "funny" but rather, they are seen as racially insensitive in other parts of the world.  We have certainly all seen them before, we might even have friends who do it, but inappropriate Halloween costumes pretty much go hand in hand with Halloween.  

A student group at Ohio University called Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS), are behind this campaign titled "We're a culture, not a costume."  Quite clever if I'd say so myself.  Some people take it to a whole new level as seen by the image on the right where the individual is dressed as an Arab strapped with a bomb.   There are so many things wrong with that I don't even know where to begin.  Certainly, some people don't intend on coming across as racist, but what if the tables were turned and the opposite happened.  Would they be ok with others mocking the way they looked?  Probably not.  Would love to hear what everyone thinks about this topic.  Otherwise, I have two very important things to say 1) Happy Halloween! and 2) What did you dress up as?

~Until Next Time~


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