A pair of shorts spoke to me today and it was magical. They said, “Kirsty, be a modern day Native American girl for Halloween.” And in response, I bought feathers and leaves and painted stripes on my face.
Was so happy when I seen this on a magazine. Bout time someone brought to light the racist costumes people wear during #Halloween I KNOW MY TUMBLR PEOPLE WILL LOVE THIS #MyCultureIsNotCostume #Native #CulturalAppreciation #GetYourShitCorrect
Is this from MRU? if it is i’m impressed.
I need to print something like this. I go to a school where there’s about 2% of native youths, yet 99% of the school wears tacky cheap store bought mocassins and ‘tribe’ patterned everything..I have no doubt there will be more than 30 people dressing as a “native princess” for halloween and it bothers me. Just last week there was a group of girls in the hallway (wearing mocassins of course) screaming from the top of their lungs and covering their mouth to make ‘war cries’ calling it a pow wow and it angered me how ignorant they can be..I don’t know what to do. There is a FNMI (First Nations Metis Inuit) meeting eveery month but even then there’s more white kids than natives claiming their grandmother lives on a reservation or something of that sort. How could I bring attention to the school all these offensive actions and such? I DONT KNOWWWWw
"Dressing up as “a Native American” furthers the already popular notion that they aren’t real, diverse, complex human beings. There’s a reason that dressing up as a white guy isn’t nearly as effective on Halloween; there’s no homogenous vision of what White Guy looks like. If you’ve developed a homogenous vision of a particular race, enough that you could conceive of a good costume, then just fucking stay home for the evening."