Students Rally Against Racist Halloween Costumes

Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? A campaign from students at Ohio University may have you rethinking your costume, and for good reason.

An organization called STARS (Students Teaching About Racism in Society) has put together an effective poster campaign to discourage racist Halloween costumes. This is all the more impressive considering the group is comprised of just 10 members. We attended our fair share of Halloween parties (and random-day-of-the-week theme parties) in college, and costumes ranged from clever to slutty to really slutty to, yes, racist.

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We’re all about pushing buttons and being subversive and what have you over here at Styleite, but there is nothing remotely interesting about racist costumes. They’re uncomfortable, awkward, and just…well, really offensive. And STARS agrees — check out their posters below. (For the record, I’ve been the same thing for Halloween for the past lots of years — a present! Because my birthday is the day before Halloween! Shiny dresses! Bows in my hair! Woo!)

[via The Gloss]

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