Will You Wear it ?
by Ycheng on October 21, 2016 - 7:38pm
So Halloween is coming soon, everyone is looking for idea what to be. It’s that time of the year, where Halloween shops pops up to sell theie ridiculous expensive costume. People in Canada are outraged because some of these shops are selling “indigenous” costumes and they want to the company to stop manufactured these costumes. Which I completely understand why they’re frustrated about this. I personally think they should stop selling and making those costume, because people will act it out and pretend to be an indigenous person. Most people who grew learning about indigenous people, they say they’re savages and don’t have the intelligent to comprehend English. You can see this in comic books, television, old textbooks … This just reinforce of how society see like the first people who came to America to conquer the first nation see indigenous people. Those costumes, those acts, those speech doesn’t correspond to how they are. These are stereotypes that people give to the first nation which is not fair and racist. In class we’ve talked about how stereotypes are just reinforce racism which creates social conflicts and bring attention there’s a problem in society. Furthermore, many Canadians are also outrage because of the sexualisation of indigenous women costumes, in relate of the amount of missing case of indigenous women in Canada. Which gives a hint of lack of compassion and a bitter disrespectful taste towards the first nation, in my opinion. Big company seems to forget about the past how the ancestors of the first nation people were being slaughter and American colonialism. Maybe to you it isn’t offensive but to people targeted it is and it’s really disrespectful that we continue to accept this kinds of costumes that remembers bad stereotype and horrible past. Would you ever wear something that reflects a dark past of yours?