Ohio Students Warn Against Being a Racist Fool This Halloween

Controversy surrounding racially offensive Halloween costumes and theme parties have become a routine part of the holiday on college campuses. One student group wants to make a difference.

Halloween Love For Prince's Purple Rain -- From a Toddler

Little El’Leon may only be 2-years-old, but he can already sing the hook to the singer’s iconic “Purple Rain.”

Big Bank Law Firm Mocks Foreclosed Homeowners on Halloween

Employees for the New York-based law firm Steven J. Baum think it’s funny when families lose their homes.

Can Your Halloween Costume Be Racist, Even If You Aren't? [Reader Forum]

In our most-commented post ever, readers dig deep into the rules of casual Halloween racism, in light of a viral new campaign by Ohio student group STARS.

Ohio Univ. Activist Explains 'We're a Culture, Not a Costume' Campaign

Activist Stephanie Sheeley talks to Colorlines.com about the anti-racist Halloween campaign that’s gone viral.

Ohio Univ. Students to Classmates: 'We're a Culture, Not a Costume'

Controversy surrounding racist Halloween costumes have become a routine part of the holiday on college campuses. Some Ohio University students decided to get in front of the problem this year–and they’re making a national sensation doing so.

Need Halloween Ideas? Take Fashion Tips From This Adorable 5-Year-Old

Now that October is here, it won’t be long before the kiddies start scrambling around for Halloween costumes. One youngster is ahead of the game, in more ways than one.

Today's Love: Janelle Monae's Baby Clones

Just adorable. Really.

Antoine Dodson's Halloween Costumes Went Horribly Wrong

We told you so.

Readers Ask Our Opinion on Halloween Wigs

A roundup of the week’s best conversations, with a Halloween theme.

Northwestern's Dean Asks Students, "Is Your Costume Racist?"

Campus leaders hope students can avoid making headlines in blackface again this year.

Still More Help for Your Halloween-Challenged Friends

“Sexy Asian Girl,” “Poca-hotties,” and other bad ideas found by ColorLines readers.

Seven Racist Costumes to Avoid This Halloween

Yes, retailers are actually selling an “illegal alien” costume. Just don’t do it.

Antoine Dodson Not Happy About "Bed Intruder" Costume

For the Internet star and his family, the joke’s not so funny anymore.

An Open Letter to Target, Regarding "Illegal Alien" Costume for Halloween

via Cindy Mosqueda at Loteria Chicana & LA Eastside


Dear Target,

Before you wear that racist halloween costume...

rastawig.jpgH/T AngryAsianMan

I know many people are already excitedly planning their costumes for this year’s Halloween celebrations, so I thought we could provide a guide to help: How To Not Dress Like a Racist on Halloween 1. Don’t paint your skin black (or any other color) to be another race.

Black Facing Halloween

by Thanu Yakupitiyage

Several days after Halloween, stories are still coming in about people costuming in blackface. This time Applied Research Center intern, Thanu Yakupitiyage, describes government officials playing racist on Halloween.

Homeland Security Sorry for Racist Costume; No Time for 'No Child Left Behind'

Top Immigration Official Apologizes for Racial Halloween Costume A public apology was issued by a Homeland Security Department official for a fellow employee dressed in prison stripes costume, with dreadlocks and dark makeup at a Halloween party at the agency. MSNBC