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Yesterday, I was listening to Michelle’s podcast for Is That Your Child? and she brought up a really interesting topic. A little debate spurred up, or I could say that it was more of a discussion about why or why not certain costumes could be construed as offensive and/or racist. You can read more at ColorLines. I was asked if someone wearing a “cholo” costume would be offensive and of course, my answer is ‘yes’. It may not be offensive to everyone, but there is definitely a good-sized portion of the Latino community that wouldn’t appreciate it and I count myself as a member of that majority.
In this podcast, my husband and I get a bit fired up as we go into detail about why certain costumes are offensive and Ricardo gives some details about his personal experiences, although I guarantee…he has a lot more to share.
Please feel free to weigh in below, in the comments, and let us know where you stand on the issue. Thanks for listening.
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