check out these hilariously (and painfully) accurate “authentic caucasians” costumes by creatives yeni lópez sleidi and em gee
October 28, 2016
Creative activists Yeni López Sleidi and Em Gee collaborated on this HILARIOUSLY accurate photo project depicting “Authentic Caucasians” costumes memes in the form of those inserts that appear on the fronts of packed Halloween costume. This clever project calls out White Privilege, classism, entitlement, “All Lives Matter”, cultural ignorance—you know, typically White People shit. “I encourage ya’ll to print these out and place them inside the packaging of problematic costumes. Happy Halloween, and even though I’ve purged my friends list of most people that don’t already understand this, I’ll say it anyway: culture and race are not costumes,” López Sleidi wrote on Facebook.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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