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Is Your Halloween Costume Racist? [Pic/Infographic

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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25279 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:21:48 PM
@HarryDresden:



I KNOW! He SMOKES!! That's going to offend lots of people!!!

@LuckyDave: Yes, people MIGHT BE offended, it's a risk, that is true! But to say a symbol must be banned because it "might offend"? That's just not OK!

By the way? I'm offended by the Letter "M". It violates my religious beliefs. I hereby demand it be removed from use... see?

HarryDresden
Male, 18-29, Europe
 157 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:57:06 AM
hmm good thing i didn't make a red skull costume this year then

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12218 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:11:07 PM
I'd like to point out the cross was also a Nazi symbol. Why ban a eastern religious symbol and not the cross?

LuckyDave
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:39:48 PM
@5cats
I never meant to imply that it is inherently evil, only that it is entirely understandable why someone would find it unsettling.

@ghoulie11
Said to the man who suggested you dress in as many racist costumes as you can.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25279 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:31:24 PM
@LuckyDave: It does "need context" that much is true! I agree! it is indeed associated with a VERY BAD thing.

But... that means that it IS INDEED 'ok' in some other situations, yes?

So... it's NOT 'inherently evil'... correct?

ghoulie11
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 361 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:22:47 PM
@LuckyDave

That doesn't mean that a person doesn't have the right to wear whatever they want. In context or not, it's not against the law to offend somebody else's sensibilities.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5672 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:03:14 PM
I like living over here- I get to wear my nice black velvet evening gown, a drop of talc for powder mauve eyeshadow and that is me sorted.

LuckyDave
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:55:38 PM
By the way, if we really want to confuse people, go as a blackface gay Jewish SS officer for Halloween.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13379 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:50:42 PM
CONTEXT MAN!


The context of what we were talking about shows it's a blatant double standard.

LuckyDave
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:49:18 PM
Here's the problem with the swastika(*), it -needs- context. If you place it in a Hindu or Buddhist context it is understood and fine, but without context it is often seen as a sign of white supremacy. Now the Confederate flag on the other hand, since we want to get down to the roots of each symbol, is a symbol of rebellion, separation from the Union, and everything the Confederacy stood for. Like it or not one of those beliefs was slavery, so you cannot fault someone for seeing it as a symbol of such. We can get into a philosophical conversation about symbols and signs but my point is that symbols get lost in their own context, regardless of what anyone elses context is someone will likely be offended no matter your intent. You may disagree with the person but they still have a point, however small.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:21:17 PM
OK. I'm reclame.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:55:11 AM
@LordJim

Reclame? Is that some sort of knitting pattern?

Reclame is public acknowledgement/attention. You could have found that definition without my help.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:39:03 AM
Reclame? Is that some sort of knitting pattern? I have no idea what you are talking about.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:51:39 AM
@LordJim

Kudos? Are we still saying kudos? Wht was your point?

I suppose we are since I've said it once, and you twice now. My point was to provide you with the reclame you apparently desire so.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:29:26 AM
HumanAction

Kudos? Are we still saying kudos? Wht was your point?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:08:45 AM
CONTEXT MAN!

Yes, what is acceptable at a white supremacist social gathering might draw criticism anywhere else. Context.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:46:31 AM
McGovern1981

My beloved prince? I'm a republican.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25279 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:37:52 AM
Sexy-scary would be a bonus.

@LordJim: Quite correct!! Also good are:
Funny-Scary
Thoughtful-Scary
Ironic-Scary (very rare)

Apparently in that movie? A white guy gets the role of a black man despite many blacks trying out for it. So he wears "blackface" to be "blacker than the blacks are". I haven't seen it either.

a tourist with a swastika pendant try to argue that point in a bus in Israel.


CONTEXT MAN!
If a woman visits MANY (not every) African nations? She WILL NOT wear pants - or else! It is TABOO!
Walk around the streets of Mecca with a "Picture of Mohammed" t-shirt? Yeah, good luck!



No! Not THAT Muhammad! lolz! Although it would also be illegal in Mecca...

IRONY ALERT: A -white Muhammad Ali- t-shirt...

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:35:23 AM
@LordJim

Women who refuse to be subordinated have ... 'grown a pair.' What?

I see that you've added 'sense of humor' to the list of attributes you do not possess. Kudos.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:32:39 AM
I've heard of two of those people.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13379 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:30:33 AM
b) A bigot who thinks they can get a pass once a year.

Actually, it just b).



Unless your black following your logic.


Seem your beloved prince is a bigot BTW...

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:30:21 AM
HumanAction

Women who refuse to be subordinated have ... 'grown a pair.' What?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13379 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:26:06 AM

Somebody I've never heard of whited-up in a movie I never saw so black-face is now fine and not racist?



SO cause you've never seen it or heard of them it can't be racist making white face not and black face racist.... OK, logic indeed!


Never heard of Eddy Murphy, Dave Chapple, Keenen Ivory Wayans or Shawn Wayans amongst many others who've done it WOW!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25279 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:25:40 AM
@LuckyDave: The swastika is a "basic geometric design" that has been around since writing was invented.
When used IN CONTEXT with Nazism? Then it's "bad".
There's countless 100+ year old items and pictures with the swastika in it's various forms on them. They PRE-DATE Nazism! HOW could they be considered "Nazi symbols"?



"Old Navajo Blanket"



The "Windsor Swastikas" Hockey team: 1910.

-My- God is a mysterious creature...

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4496 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:24:16 AM
HumanActionThe swastika is still widely used in a variety of religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, could be more). The context of its usage decides the intent of the symbol..'

I once saw a tourist with a swastika pendant try to argue that point in a bus in Israel. It did not go well for him.

If your costume pisses off a significant number of people then you are either;

a) a hip, witty, transgressive and ironic intellectual who is heroically defending freedom of expression by refusing to bend to political correctness and double standards.

or

b) A bigot who thinks they can get a pass once a year.

Actually, it just b).

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