It’s Halloween season folks, and with that also comes the season when politically-minded people cringe at the plethora of offensive halloween costumes that will invariably decorate the shelves. Maya wrote about “sexy” costumes last week.
With that in mind, a really poignant ad campaign, of which the poster below is a part, is circulating the interwebs this season, courtesy of Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) a group from Ohio
State University. Their group mission:
To educate and facilitate discussion about racism and to promote racial harmony and to create a safe, non-threatening environment to allow participants to feel comfortable to express their feelings.
Our former Editor Ann Friedman put together a really great non-sexist, non-racist Halloween costume ideas post in 2009. I tried to imitate her last year. Links below!