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
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.
- Sally Newman: Manager at Helen's Pacific Costumers
- Se-ah-dom Edmo: Coordinator of Lewis & Clark College's Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program and President of the Oregon Indian Education Association
- Simon Tam: Founder and bassist of The Slants