Halloween costumes gone to far!
by samchaussé on October 28, 2014 - 2:42pm
London Ontario is home to many people, it is known to be the city of students, but also as the “white city”. Being a black kid in a white city will be hard, especially if they constantly hear racist and inappropriate comments based on their ethnicity or even skin color. Also being the only kid of color with two other friends in the whole dormitory can be hard too. One night out in a club called Jacks, after their first shot they see white kids dressed as blackface. They never thought they would see such a thing in a public place, nor did they understand what the whole purpose of doing this was. They brought up a very good point: “should we as non-white people, dress up for Halloween as “white face”, the consequences would be much more serious, and potentially life-threating”. They are right if they did it, we white people wold probably punish them severely.
Where does the line drop, when has it gone too far?
Should people get to dress up for Halloween as whatever they please for plain fun and kicks?
Huffington post. (10/27/2014). What It's Like to See Blackface on Halloween as a Woman of Colour. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/eternity-e-martis/blackface-halloween_b_6050876.html