As we approach Halloween we’d like to encourage everyone to think about the implications of their costumes…

Below are a series of posters created by a student organization – STARS: Students Teaching Against Racism – at Ohio University: ”These posters act as a public service announcement for colored communities. It’s about respect, human dignity, and the acceptance of other cultures (these posters simply ask people to think before they choose their Halloween costume). Although some Halloween costumes aren’t as racist as the blackface minstrel shows back in the day, they harken to similar prejudices. What these costumes have in common is that they make caricatures out of cultures, and that is simply not okay.” http://lissawriting.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/racism-think/