Now that Halloween is approaching, some are viewing costumes with a more critical eye. If you already have a costume or are still looking, there is a campaign that may have an impact on your decision or on the way you view others this Halloween.
“We’re a Culture Not a Costume” is a campaign that first started at Ohio University from members of the organization Students Teaching About Racism in Society. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness distinguishing the lines of what is considered depicting a racial stereotype and what is appropriate. The campaign should also initiate questions and discussions that can hopefully diffuse and eliminate offensiveness in Halloween costumes.
In many cases, students are unaware of the effects their costume may have on another. This year, Colorado State University is running the campaign. Look for posters around the plaza for more information and this Halloween, consider all of the aspects of costumes, including their impacts.
What do you think of this campaign?