Think Out Loud

Discussing Offensive Halloween Costumes

By Alan Montecillo (OPB)
Oct. 29, 2015 8:13 p.m.

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Halloween is almost here, along with all its usual trappings: candy, costumes — and, increasingly, controversies about costumes that depict racial minorities. Recent examples range from a video released this week of a little child dressed as drug lord Pablo Escobar, to an

Alabama fifth grade teacher who wore blackface as part of a Kanye West costume

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We'll discuss this subject with a manager of a local costume shop, and with two community leaders who will provide us with their thoughts on costumes portraying racial minorities.

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