This Halloween, please don’t do this.

The following quote can be extended to any costume that claims to represent a certain culture or race. This includes dressing up in blackface, which has been an issue before at Queen’s:

“Dressing up as ‘a Native American’ furthers the already popular notion that they aren’t real, diverse, complex human beings. There’s a reason that dressing up as a white guy isn’t nearly as effective on Halloween; there’s no homogenous vision of what White Guy looks like. If you’ve developed a homogenous vision of a particular race, enough that you could conceive of a good costume, then just fucking stay home for the evening.”

— Choppery (via misobowl)


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