Warning: The following is not parody, it comes from Raising Race Conscious Children
Three Things We Believe This Halloween
- White parents who want to dismantle White supremacy have a special burden to check their entitlement on Halloween—and make sure that their children’s costume choices are not reinforcing a culture of racism.
- Dressing up as a White person (from the dominant culture of power and privilege) is not cultural appropriation—but consider the development of children’s healthy racial identities on Halloween.
- Halloween is an opportunity to have a conversation with your child about race, power, and privilege.
When we ran the “Bad Covers” post a few days ago, one commenter observed that we may have plumbed the depths of the internet. I believe with “Raising Race Conscious Children” we’ve found the subbasement to the sewers.