Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Student magazine warns against 'racist' Halloween costumes

And practices racism itself

The latest issue of a magazine run by Ohio State University students features a flow-chart designed to help students determine whether their Halloween costume is racist.

The flow-chart enthusiastically supports costumes that "make fun of Donald Trump," but warns white students to avoid dressing as Prince or wearing “traditional head wear from other cultures.”

The guide published in 1870 Magazine allows students to ask themselves a series of questions about their costume ideas, directing them to one of several determinations based on their responses.

"As long as you're a sexy vampire or along those lines, you should be good"

“Is it politically charged?” the chart asks of costume ideas that pertain to “something serious.” If yes, the magazine is interested only in whether makes fun of Donald Trump, in which case the chart advises the reader to “DO IT.”

If the costume is serious, but not politically charged, then the chart asks whether the student plans to dress as Prince, which it only considers acceptable if the wearer is not white.

The flow-chart takes a rather more charitable view towards “ironically sexy” costumes, welcoming students to dress up as a “sexy construction worker” or “animal of some sort,” but cautioning them against costumes featuring “traditional head wear from other cultures.”

Donning foreign headgear is fine for students who are not white, it elaborates, but those who are white should “try a new costume idea.”



Anonymous said...

Students are still at a mostly juvenile age and do not know any better.

Bird of Paradise said...

The editors of their newspaper lives in Snowflake Land and that's right on the campus

Anonymous said...

I would guess making fun of Hillary or Obama is also discouraged?
Can a "white Hispanic" wear a sombrero?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

How many little snowflakes will be running around this Halloween?

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

They certianly have not matured much past grade school