Same foolery, different year. This year, Mike Brown and Ray Rice costumes…got dang it.
This weekend the internet began to light up with Halloween foolery. It’s that time of year again…the time of year when silly folks seem to think that dressing up in blackface or caricatures of various races and cultures for Halloween somehow becomes cool and acceptable because, you know, it’s a holiday.
Every got-dang year… same ish, different year.
But this year is different; I’m the new parent of a 12 year old, Black daughter. I’m also Black. We’re Black (just in case that isn’t clear from the blog title). And now I have the responsibility of teaching my young, impressionable daughter that such depictions of people who look like us aren’t ok. That cosigning friends’ and acquaintances’ desire to fetishize us is not ok either. It isn’t just not ok; it’s some bull-hitsay.
I often tell people that I am proud to be an American, that I love this country…
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