Despite growing recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement and of racial oppression in general, when it comes to Halloween, it appears that being none the wiser remains tradition for many — as evidenced by the ongoing use of cultural appropriation as a basis for costumes.
As a result of online marketplaces offering a slew of offensive options — including “Pow Wow Princess,” “Gypsy,” “Geisha Glam” and the “Ghetto Blaster” inflatable boom box — even social media has stepped in with warnings. More
I was thinking of going as Shaun King this year, since there would be no need for black face. – Dr. Tar