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You Can Be Sure That Some People Will Wear These Offensive Costumes

Why do people feel they get a racist get-out-of-jail free card on Halloween? We’ve all been there. You go to a Halloween party expecting to have a good time then, BAM! You are face-to-face with yet another racist costume. Here are a couple of costumes you should definitely avoid wearing this year, but you’ll probably see other people trying to make them okay.

Cholos are not a costume.

halloween racist costume pt 1: this guy was a 'California cholo' but he "has Mexican friends" so he's pretty sure it's okay

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Btw, having Mexican friends does not negate the racist and offensive manner of such a costume. Pretty sure you wouldn’t hang out with your Mexican friends dressed like that.

Sombreros, fake mustaches and ponchos… just no.

Do people really lack the imagination to just dress up as something else? Like a “Price Is Right” contestant or even a the Monopoly man?

Unless you have and are willing to deal with the dangerous and deadly harassment trans people face on a daily basis, don’t treat their identity as a costume.

You are able to take it off at the end of a night of trivializing and mocking their identity. This is just gross.

One word: mammy.

Uhhhh….??? #racistcostumes #macys #reallytho @macys

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No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Are we clear yet?

For more ideas on what not to wear this year, check out the video below.

I wore this to Coachella!

Posted by We are mitú on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spolier: Unless you are Mexican, the sombrero can still be offensive since you are technically appropriating a culture that isn’t yours.

READ: Only Latinos Will Recognize These Costumes

Now go have e fun, non-offensive Halloween. Share this story with all of your friends by tapping that little share button below!

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