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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.