Halloween part 2

I’ve written about Halloween already this month (and once last year too) but I wanted to include some more links to and reminders about the holiday, about racist/problematic costumes, and cultural appropriation.



  • Is your Halloween costume racist? – Kat Lazo
  • Don’t be a racist for Halloween – Here’s why cultures aren’t costumes – Kat Blaque
  • Halloween costumes you might want to skip this year – Emanuella Grinberg
  • Epic takedown of racist Halloween Costumes (in the form of a baking tutorial) – Kat Lazo
  • Halloween blackface costumes 2015: Why dressing up as a cultural stereotype is racist – Cristina Silva
  • To those appropriating Dia de los Muertos this year – ChuppaRosa
  • Halloween costumes and blackface: Yes it’s racist and here’s why – Charissa Van Horn

Cultural Appropriation

  • What’s wrong with cultural appropriation? These 9 answers reveal its harm – Maisha Z. Johnson
  • Your guide to avoiding cultural appropriation – Kadia Blagrove
  • Zendaya breaks down the differences between cultural appropriation and appreciation – Zeba Blay
  • Cultural appropriation 101: Featuring Geisha Katy Perry and the great wave of Asian influence – Lauren Duca
  • Amanda Stenberg schools everyone on cultural appropriation in this powerful video – Lilly Workneh
  • Whiteness goggles set out to change how you see cultural appropriation – Priscilla Frank
  • Don’t get what’s wrong with blackface? Here’s why it’s so offensive. – Jenée Desmond-Harris

Lastly, some easy and last minute Halloween costume ideas:

  • Life – wear a shirt that says life and hand out lemons
  • A Ceiling Fan – Put a sign that says “Go Ceilings!!!!” on your shirt.
  • A ghost – white sheet over your head (maybe include eye holes to see)
  • Nudist on strike – wear clothes and have a cardboard sign with the phrase “nudist on strike”
  • Waldo of Where’s Waldo

2 thoughts on “Halloween part 2

  1. Speaking of Halloween, if you feel like losing whatever faith in humanity you have left, you should read the comments sections on some of the articles about the Teal Pumpkin movement to provide allergy-free Halloween candy.

    • Oh god I’m terrified just hearing about that. I have like no faith in humanity left already


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