BY AMINA LAMPKIN
What do you all think about Halloween? How has your outlook on the ghoulish night changed as you’ve grown older?
I’ve always loved the holiday. It was fun driving past the inflatable pumpkins in my neighbors’ yards or seeing what creative costumes my classmates came up with. Even now, I still enjoy Halloween. But, each year I wonder what ridiculous and insensitive costumes I’ll see on my social media feeds.
It doesn’t even have to be Halloween for traditional and significant aspects belonging to a specific culture to be appropriated. We see it everyday. But Halloween brings cultural appropriation to new heights.