Students create controversial ‘anti-racism’ flowchart for Halloween
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Students create controversial ‘anti-racism’ flowchart for Halloween

Students create controversial ‘anti-racism’ flowchart for Halloween

It’s finally October which can mean only one thing…HALLOWEEN!

Scary movies, fancy dress and pumpkin-spiced-everything; Halloween is undoubtedly the best time of the year.

With the spooky day just weeks away, it’s time to plan your freaky costume. Excited? This guy sure is.


Egyptian costumes, Mexican sombreros and other traditional clothing items are a popular choice for ‘funny’ attire in the name of our annual fright night.

But this trend has now been labelled a form of racist micro-aggression which should be stamped out.

If you’re unsure whether your costume is offensive, 1870 Magazine, an independent student publication at Ohio State University, have created a handy (not at all patronizing or problematic) flowchart to help you out.

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According to the chart, if your costume references meme superstar Pepe the Frog, you need to reevaluate your moral compass.

However, if you’re not white go ahead and wear that ‘traditional headdress from another culture’. Cultural appropriation is only bad if you’re white. 

If you’re planning on strutting your stuff as a sexy builder or animal, go ahead, the chart implies.

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And obviously, you weren’t even thinking of dressing up a political figure other than Trump, as this isn’t even an option in the quiz.

“One wonders if the chart would similarly promote the mockery of Hillary Clinton or any other Democratic figure. Probably not; they know their audience,” wrote Frank Camp in The Daily Wire.

1870 wrote, in a response to the national attention the chart generated, “In an absolutely bizarre turn of events, our “Is Your Costume Racist” flowchart has garnered national attention,

“I guess we now know who the sensitive ones REALLY are.”

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