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October 31, 2012 at 7:51 AM

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More on when it's OK to dress as another race for Halloween

Is your Halloween costume racist?

On Monday, I blogged about when it's OK to dress as another race for Halloween. (If you missed it, my thoughts are: It depends.) For more context, a reader alerted me to a Tuesday Marketplace radio segment on American Public Radio by Malachi Segers about the same topic. Here's an excerpt.

In a Halloween chain store in Berkeley, Calif., it takes less than a minute for me to find a costume called "Mexican Man." Just putting the name right out there. It includes a sombrero, mustache, and pancho. [sic]

Listen to the full segment below.


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