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Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home

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An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed. The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.

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Mother calls 7-year-old’s klansman costume a family tradition

Halloween has come and gone, but racism last forever. The mother of a 7-year-old boy is defending her son’s choice to dress as a klansman for Halloween. Jessica Black of Virginia says the attire is a family tradition.

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Fall Back: Let Me Explain

In case you missed it, last week I did a great job of offending people by not writing a Halloween post about the history of blackface and why it hurts my feelings. Instead, I attempted to compose a more honest set of press releases for any white person of note who gets cited for the […]

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Lolo Jones under fire for telling fan to get a relaxer

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones had some pretty straightforward advice for a fan who dressed up as her for Halloween. The track star is under fire for telling the fan that she needs a relaxer to be her for Halloween.

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Woman plans to hand out fat letters in place of candy this Halloween

A Fargo, ND. woman has vowed to combat childhood obesity this Halloween by handing out “fat letters” in place of candy to trick or treaters. Each child who she feels is “moderately obese” will receive a letter to take home to their parents in hopes of getting them on the right track.

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White teen who dressed as a “n***er” for Halloween to critics: ‘worry about finding your dad’

One of two teen girls who posted a picture dressed in Blackface after being “n***ers” for Halloween has responded to criticism for her costume choice. The teen had a message for African Americans, telling them the stop worrying about her costume and to start worrying about where their fathers are.

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It’s not racist if it’s Halloween

Halloween is right next door. I absolutely love Halloween. It’s the only day where you can actually be whatever you want to be and no one judges you for it. So put on drag, wear the skimpiest outfit, or be your childhood superhero no matter how embarrassing it may be. It’s all good on Halloween. […]

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What does your Halloween costume say about you?

With Halloween less than two days away there has been a rash of photos of insensitive (at best) costumes surfacing on the Internet. Now that technology is an ever-invading part of our daily lives we are exposed to the raw naked truth that folks sometimes do things that may offend or alienate others. Personally, I […]

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Today in Post-Race History: The Halloween Press Release

Halloween is this week. Which is to say that on Thursday and the days following, black people will have their annual opportunity to remind white people who listen that blackface is offensive #neverforget. Last year, my Halloween community service included a checklist that white people could use to determine whether their chosen costume would offend […]

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HORRIBLE: White people dress as George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin for Halloween

In case you missed it, there’s a photo going viral that takes Blackface to an entirely new level. As much as we would like to believe that our eyes are playing tricks on us, they’re not. In the above photo, two Caucasian men and one white woman are portraying a very familiar incident.

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