Effort against racist Halloween costumes conjures online satire in response

Instead of ethnic sensitivity, support of the student-organized ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume’ campaign is met with ridicule.

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Whether distasteful dress-up is done in the name of light-hearted fun or not, a group of students from Ohio University has set out to discourage such egregious ensembles.

Launching the “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume” campaign, the members of STARS— Students Teaching About Racism in Society—hope their effort might spur people to think about their outlandish outfits from a different perspective before donning the likes of a Pocahontas or “terrorist” costume.

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