Blackface, Crazy Eyes and Other Racist Costumes for Halloween

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Halloween. It’s from the devil, I tell ya. How else can you explain the complete lack of any kind of judgment, consideration or even common sense involved in some of the racist costumes we’re seeing this year?

Take this widely circulated photo of two white teenagers dressed up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, for example. The guy dressed as Martin wore black makeup on his face and a red bloodstain on his hoodie! Evanka Williamson on Global Grind writes:

“Not only is this blatantly racially offensive on levels of the extreme but also completely disrespectful to the parents and family of Trayvon Martin, who’s life is now becoming a joke. The life and death of Trayvon Martin is NOT a joke. Have we no heart? No compassion?”

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