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    • It's racist -- Votes: 6
    • It's all in good fun -- Votes: 49
Problematic or not? Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49484 posts
Oct 28th '12
lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Oct 28th '12

Idk why someone would want a sexy native American costume. That's just strange to me.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Oct 28th '12

I don't think it's at all racist. They make any costume you can think of nowadays sexy. It's not like they only picked out Native Americans to do this with.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Oct 28th '12

Not racist not inappropriate.

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Burgaw, NC, United States 14541 posts
Oct 28th '12

Seems about right for Halloween.



I don't see how anyone could think it's racist.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49484 posts
Oct 28th '12

Follow-up picture - Thoughts on this campaign?



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Hy'ska 2 kids; Your mom, WA, United States 50865 posts
Oct 28th '12

I am native I live next to the Rez not on it. I'm not remotely offended.



I'm a sexy native I don't need a costume ;)

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Burgaw, NC, United States 14541 posts
Oct 28th '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Follow-up picture - Thoughts on this campaign? "


Someone's gotta get thicker skin, IMO.



Shall we pull all the military and police and fire-fighter and sumo wrestler, etc, costumes because of their inaccuracies as well?

Monsieur Tastybutt TTC since Jul 2011; 2 kids; Oklahoma 426 posts
Oct 28th '12

I find it inappropriate. I'm Creek.
Then again, I hate Columbus day as well.
I suppose it may be different for me because of some of the things that I went through when I was younger. Maybe it's made me more sensitive.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Your mom, WA, United States 50865 posts
Oct 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Monsieur Tastybutt:</b>" I find it inappropriate. I'm Creek. Then again, I hate Columbus day as well. I suppose it may be different ... [snip!] ... be different for me because of some of the things that I went through when I was younger. Maybe it's made me more sensitive."</blockquote>




I'm anti Columbus Day as well. My class doesn't celebrate it like the other classes do but the costume is meh. My tribe didn't wear feathers in their hair lol

Monsieur Tastybutt TTC since Jul 2011; 2 kids; Oklahoma 426 posts
Oct 28th '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Monsieur Tastybutt:</b>" I find it inappropriate. I'm Creek. ... [snip!] ... My class doesn't celebrate it like the other classes do but the costume is meh. My tribe didn't wear feathers in their hair lol"


The men in our tribe do wear feathers. Also when I was 11 years old some of the white people in town burned down my mom's smoke shop and then stood on the road between us and laughed. Nothing was ever done about it. So I'm a bit sensitive about this stuff.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Your mom, WA, United States 50865 posts
Oct 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Monsieur Tastybutt:</b>" The men in our tribe do wear feathers. Also when I was 11 years old some of the white people in town ... [snip!] ... and then stood on the road between us and laughed. Nothing was ever done about it. So I'm a bit sensitive about this stuff."</blockquote>




There's definitely racism here but I just teach my kids tolerance and don't harbor the unjust that's happened. I'm sorry that nothing was done about your moms smoke shop.

Ihill New Zealand 4 posts
Nov 10th '12

It is really inappropriate. Read some of the blogs on this. http://nock-knock.tumblr.com/post/34539114736/the-annual-halloween-psa-to-moniyaw-who-didnt-learn



It is about as historically offensive as dressing up as Hitler and a Jewish prisoner. It is perpetuating a stereotype that deeply offends people. Read this blog http://nativeappropriations.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/so-you-wanna-be-indian-for-halloween.html#more



It shouldn't matter if you don't 'get it' it is not your culture to represent. If you are asked to not do do it, don't because it genuinely reduces someones values about their own identity or reminds them of past and present ignore injustices. It may mean little to you or you may get angry because you should be allowed to do as you please, but think critically about why people say it is offensive. It is not empty rhetoric.




Read: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/colorblind/201112/colorblind-ideology-is-form-racism



or Tatum, B. (2000). The complexity of identity Who am I In M. Adams, W. Blumenfeld, R. Casta

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Nov 10th '12

I think people look for things to be offended about.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
Nov 10th '12

It's a costume...get over it. I can't handle people who take offense to everything.