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Yes, Your Halloween Costume is Offensive. Every day. In every way.

There is an orange background with a black spooky tree on top of a hill with pumpkins hanging from the tree limbs. 3 bats are pictured flying around. The text reads HALLOWEEN

IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR. 

Despite any preemptive posts and attempts to address the issue and to avoid the discussions, there are always questions and justifications about what constitutes an appropriate Halloween costume.

The questions and justifications range from statements such as “[m]y child is really into the culture” to “[w]e are honoring the culture” to ”[m]y child has learning, developmental, or behavioral issues and really, really wants to wear this costume” to “I have _____________ (insert appropriate oppressed group) friends and they do not think it is a problem or find it offensive” to “I/we don’t mean to be offensive.” Continue reading