Is This Halloween Costume Racist? October 19, 2015 2 Comments White Allies in Training is now Click here to read the updated version of this article Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #AppropriationNotAppropriate #AppropriationNotAppropriate, blackface, costumes, cultural appropriation, halloween, racism
this training feels weird. I guess that’s just more proof of my whiteness and the discomfort that comes with challenging it?
Hi Michael, thanks so much for sharing so honestly. I would say to you, “Be encouraged!” if you feel weird…True growth and transformation always begins with a feeling of disequilibrium. When you start feeling off-balance, you can be tempted to return to what feels safe, or known. But don’t do that! Push into the weirdness and explore what lies beyond it…you will not be disappointed.