- Oct 23, 2009
But is it really the costume perpetuating that stereotype or the black guy that beat his wife?Lil devils x said:I see it as being in poor taste AND racist, as well as a Hitler costume. I mean you knock on a an elderly Jewish woman's door on Halloween dressed as Hitler, can you imagine how upsetting that would be?chocolate pickles said:OK. thanks for clarification. I'm gonna be honest, though, i don't really find that racist - poor taste? oh yeah, like dressing up as Hitler. But not really racist. It seems more like making fun of an individual rather than of a race.Lil devils x said:The kid is in black face pretending to be a black wife beater guy dragging his black unconscious fiance around.chocolate pickles said:Forgive me: As a non-American, what was supposed to be racist about this?PsychicTaco115 said:
Title explains it all
For me, it's all that Ray Rice costume bullshit... Who thought THAT would be a good idea??
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The reason the costume is not only in poor taste is that it also mocks and perpetuates the racist stereotypes of blacks.
Hell, I wasn't aware that black guys beating their wives was a stereotype til you mentioned it. In my part of the world, it's generally bogans (Australian white trash) that beat their wives.
EDIT: And two posts before mine actually illustrates my point for me.
That's a bogan. And that's the kind of person that's stereotyped for being racists/woman beaters here.Timmaaaah said:http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2014/oct/12/racist-rant-brisbane-train-video