Halloween is tomorrow night and as usual the 'Politically Correct' crowd is out in full force with a list of 10 costumes it's not PC to be wearing.
Naturally #1 on the list was a sexy Indian Princess!
1. Native American.
So many problems here. As a general rule, treating an entire race of people or a culture—particularly from marginalized groups, but just in general—as a costume you can put on and take off is reductive, offensive and dumb.
Reducing people to stereotypes and caricatures, which is what this kind of costume is all about, is pretty much the textbook definition of racism. It’s never okay to appropriate Native American icons and signifies without regard to context or history, whether it’s for Halloween or anything else.
What you consider a costume may be sacred or deeply meaningful to someone else. Hopefully, you’d rather not be party to continuing our long history of devaluing Native American traditions and beliefs.
AS A RESULT, BOYS AND GIRLS, WE HERE AT ALLAN'S PERSPECTIVE RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU MUST DRESS UP AS A NATIVE AMERICAN TOMORROW NIGHT, YOU SHOULDN'T ADD INSULT TO INJURY WITH A SEXY NATIVE COSTUME ..........., BUT RATHER SHOW A BIT OF CULTURAL SENSITIVITY BY GOING AS A "SQUALID SQUAW!"
Here's the rest of the list.
6. Caitlyn Jenner.
7. Anyone who died this year.
8. Anyone this year who made news just for being awful, from Bill Cosby to that dentist who killed Cecil the Lion to Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli.