Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and Cultural Appropriation

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The seasons have changed and it’s that time of year when racist and offensive outfits are paraded out as costumes and cultural appropriation runs especially rampant. We’ve talked about the harms caused by racist or culturally-appropriative costumes before, but we’re wondering: What do you do when you see an offensive costume? How do you call out or call in a friend who’s participating in cultural appropriation? Let us know below! We’ll round up your responses to share with the Bitch community soon!

 
by Dahlia Balcazar
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Dahlia Balcazar is Bitch Media’s senior editor. She’s passionate about horror films, ’90s music, girl gangs, and Shirley Jackson. She is the artist formerly known as Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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