Turbid: It’s not really that murky, I don’t think.
Dress like something. Do not dress as a member of a race, ethnicity or culture of which you are not a member.
And when in doubt, ask yourself, does it hurt or does it involve insulting someone, mocking someone, or condescendingly to someone?
It’s not perfect, but it̵
Re: Costumes: You can absolutely understand it if you take the time to read / hear and understand the violation. There is even a playful slogan: “My culture is not your suit.”
Re: Costumes: Also: Is your suit neutral, or is it hitting up or down? If it hits, it’s a solid ban. Google to see the foreclosure company whose employees dress like homeless people. Hitting up can also be a problem, but it will always be.
Anonymous: Yes, ssssss. I was trying to think of a way to explain why, for example, “wanderer” is not a culture, but it is not an option. But I couldn’t get there, so I missed it. “Don’t beat.” Simple, elegant, clear. Thank you.
Re: Costumes: What I get is: Teach your children to respect all cultures, but when they want to emulate that culture (respectfully), tell them they can’t because they are not that culture. Talk about mixed messages.
Anonymous: Wait, no. The unmistakable message is that Halloween costume treatment does not meet the “respectful” standard. This is not a bracket; that’s the point.
Re: Costumes: Well, dress like a pirate, a witch, a firefighter, a football player. . . when you are definitely not part of the culture of any of them. Pumpkin? Is it that good? Tell us what types of costumes are good for Halloween.
What about: You are intentionally dumb. Stop yourself.
Re: Costumes: This reminds me of men who think that the #MeToo movement will prevent them from having a professional relationship with a woman. “I’m sorry, how can we know what to expect from us!”