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    Campaign Against "Racist" Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is a time for parties, dressing up and having fun with a bit of harmless - but scary - make-believe.

    But a group of college students are taking a stand against some costumes which, they say, can cause hurt and humiliation to people from minority ethnic groups.

    Students Teaching Against Racism in Society, an Ohio University student group, have created a poster campaign to highlight the racial stereotyping all too common in Halloween party dress.

    The campaign, headlined 'We're a culture, not a costume', shows images of people of different ethnic groups holding up images partygoers whose costumes they say lampoon their cultures.

    Above each image, the posters read: 'This is not who I am, and this is not okay.'

    They have provoked an online row over whether the costumes are actually racist, or whether they are just in good fun.

    One blogger who wrote about the posters two days ago had to disable comments on her website after she got 3,000 views and comments from 'rude, racist people.'

    On the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind blog, Melissa Sipin wrote of the campaign: 'These posters act as a public service announcement for colored [sic] communities.

    'It’s about respect, human dignity, and the acceptance of other cultures (these posters simply ask people to think before they choose their Halloween costume).'

    She added: 'What these costumes have in common is that they make caricatures out of cultures, and that is simply not okay.'

    One poster shows a young Arab-American man holding up an image of a Halloween reveller wearing Arabic dress and a suicide bombers vest.

    Another shows a Native American man holding a picture of two women with paint on their faces and feathers in their hair holding a sign reading, 'Me wantum piece [sic]... not war.'

    A third poster shows an Asian American woman holding up a picture of a woman dressed as a Japanese geisha girl, with silk kimono and heavy white foundation.

    On the Huffington Post, where the story has also been reported, website comments were split over whether the costumes could be judged offensive.

    Many could see nothing wrong with dressing according to racial stereotypes: A user going by the screen name Masterkcb1 wrote on the site: 'People need to get a sense of humour, and quit taking everything so seriously.

    'If I can't dress like a bandito then nobody can dress like a ghost because I don't have a tan and I find it offensive.'
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1c5sp6TJq

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    What a hogwash discussion.

    They accept every culture but their own and are ready to destroy their own culture when a nig raises an eyebrow. They are made slaves and are useless for us.
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    I'd say the racial others don't need costumes they are already spooky as it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallflower View Post
    I'd say the racial others don't need costumes they are already spooky as it is
    I'll say..

    Reason #493847 why negroes don't belong.
    [02-10, 17:07] Chlodovech: cats may have a reason for meowing too

    [02-10, 17:08] renownedwolf: same reason as the missus then.. give me stuff/affection..though she doesnt need me to let her out in the garden for a poo..

    [02-10, 17:09] Chlodovech: that's more than I can say of Thoreidar

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    I would love to wear some sort of Wehrmacht or Waffen S.S. uniform its been a dream of mine for the past couple of years. I know I would probably get weird stares and probably draw some harassment. Than again I wonder if it would be more appropriate to dress as a Rabbi and to go into a Ghetto to trick and sneak. The irony is that they call the realist fundamental racists while the true Racist are the ones who are deemed to be the source of unification in society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeistFaust View Post
    Than again I wonder if it would be more appropriate to dress as a Rabbi and to go into a Ghetto to trick and sneak.
    Thats actually quite a funny idea.....knock on peoples doors and ask for their pension funds while dressed as fagin....or jud suss.

    I imagine the joke would be lost on them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeistFaust View Post
    I would love to wear some sort of Wehrmacht or Waffen S.S. uniform its been a dream of mine for the past couple of years. I know I would probably get weird stares and probably draw some harassment. Than again I wonder if it would be more appropriate to dress as a Rabbi and to go into a Ghetto to trick and sneak. The irony is that they call the realist fundamental racists while the true Racist are the ones who are deemed to be the source of unification in society.
    Everyone looks good in Wehrmacht uniform



    Today nothing comes close and I am not even pro NS.

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    If this costume is considered racist then...



    So should this one.

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    Reaction by 'Youth for Western Civilization'

    A student group at the University of Ohio has received praise from the mainstream media for its "We're a culture, not a costume" campaign.
    [...]
    This campaign is a sick joke, and it should be treated like a joke. If this is serious, and we have to treat it as serious, then why is it ok to mock some groups but not others? We have to be willing to say that it's not funny to dress as a Viking, or a slutty nun, or a redneck, or a priest. If not, then it becomes apparent what this is, another expression of the rage of a privileged class.

    We'll be posting more flyers over the next couple days. Feel free to print them out and distribute them on your campus. You’ll have to do it yourself, as recipients of “privilege” we won’t have school administrations throwing money at us.



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