You should read the article ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume’ Raises Halloween Debate (Poll)
I was reading some of the responses by people and it was so hard to try and say something nice.
This is what I wrote:
So the majority voted no. That kind of pisses me off. If we aren't "Overly sensitive" to this type of topic people will remain ignorant. And if anything goes, doesn't that mean someone from another country can dress up as a Fat Rude White American eating McDonalds as a costume? I bet you'll get offended, because they're playing off the stereotype of what an American is. Or how about a bloody Uncle Sam with bullet wounds? Now tell me, are these acceptable costumes, as well or will you still say anything goes?
Or have people forgotten the event where white college students dressed up as the KKK, blacked faced a friend and had him tied to a noose as a costume. Tell me, what's wrong with this costume?
And if people haven't forgotten, the origin of Halloween was not to dress up as other people or their culture, but dress up as monsters to scare away evil spirits.
What is your reaction?
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"These gestures do not decide the content of our hearts; it is the content of our hearts that finds expression through our actions."- The Twelve Kingdoms: Skies of Dawn, Fuyumi Ono