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Halloween: Is your costume racist? Where's the line?

Halloween: Is your costume racist? Where's the line?

Julianne Hough, a white actress, darkens her gorgeous mug, dresses up as a black TV character she admires, and apologizes after she is subjected to an Internet backlash. Some white idiots in Italy put on blackface for a fashion industry Halloween party. A couple of numbskulls in Florida dress up as the slain Trayvon Martin and his killer, George Zimmerman. An Asian American civil rights group complains about two Asian-themed costumes sold by Pottery Barn, which withdraws the items and apologizes. Suddenly, the tired discussion about the oversexualization of Halloween costumes shifts into a much more interesting and treacherous gear: When is a Halloween costume racist? When is it...

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