Is it ever okay to dress up as another culture for Halloween? | The Tylt

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Is it ever okay to dress up as another culture for Halloween?
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Sugar skulls and Día de Muertos costumes are super popular—but some people find them offensive. When a dominant culture (i.e. white and Christian) helps themselves to images of historically marginalized cultures, it often doesn't go over well. Colonial history and oppression matter when dressing up.

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Dressing up as a "tribal princess" or "warrior" draws major critique from Native communities. "Playing Indian" has a long and uncomfortable history in North America.

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But others say it's NBD what you are for Halloween and minority groups need to get over it. 

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Others say context matters. 

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And some make fun of the whole "culture not costume" argument. 

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