Is My Halloween Costume Offensive?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Every Halloween, there are conversations about what's an appropriate costume, and what's insensitive. Historical (but despicable) figures like Genghis Khan? Racial stereotypes like a Geisha? Sexy [anything]? Blackface? (Okay, that one's easy: It's not okay!) Jeff Yang, contributor to the WSJ's Speakeasy blog and editor of Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology; Kendra Pettis, television correspondent for Racialicious.com; and Cord Jefferson, west coast editor of Gawker, take listeners calls on whether their Halloween costume is offensive and discuss what our Halloween practices say about our culture today.