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Cast Your Vote:

    • It's racist -- Votes: 6
    • It's all in good fun -- Votes: 49
Problematic or not? Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46484 posts
28th Oct '12
lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
28th Oct '12

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

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

Not racist not inappropriate.

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
28th Oct '12

Seems about right for Halloween.



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

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46484 posts
28th Oct '12

Follow-up picture - Thoughts on this campaign?



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Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
28th Oct '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; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
28th Oct '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
28th Oct '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; Washington 50791 posts
28th Oct '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
28th Oct '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; Washington 50791 posts
28th Oct '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
10th Nov '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 75033 posts
10th Nov '12

I think people look for things to be offended about.

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

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