“One of the most visible forms of cultural appropriation can be found in Halloween costumes… scary! It is important to keep in mind that culture is NOT a costume. There are many unintended negative effects certain costumes can have. They reduce cultural differences to jokes or stereotypes, perpetuate cultural misinformation, and historical inaccuracies. So before you purchase a costume with a label such as “cultural, ethnic, or tribal” ask yourself- is this cultural appropriation? How can you raise awareness surrounding the racist stereotypes such costumes promote?
Let’s all Have a happy and #culturalappropriation-free Halloween “– Anti-racist Art Teachers Facebook group