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    How to avoid costumes with cultural appropriation this Halloween

    Offensive Halloween costumes seem to be an issue every year. This ranges from vile depictions of beat-up celebrities which reference domestic violence to hurtful portrayals of disabilities which make a mockery of the people experiencing these things. In particular, costumes with cultural appropriation has been a hot topic in recent years. Most people seem to have a very vague understanding that it has something to do with stealing traditions or relics from another culture. This article does an amazing job of explaining this fiery issue in-depth, but essentially cultural appropriation is when someone from the dominant culture uses cultural elements from a minority culture in a problematic way. This includes…