Don’t Let the Unity and Energy of Halloween End Just Yet

To Denis Perez-Bravo, Halloween is about more than just dressing up and eating candy; it’s about celebrating the creativity, energy, and innocence that society suppresses throughout the year. Because of this, Halloween holds a special place in Perez-Bravo’s heart. “Adults have to keep their innocence from their childhood to be truly happy and that includes […]

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Tiny Trick or Treater

With adorable photos accompanying a heartwarming review of his son’s Halloween experiences, Richmond’s David Meza takes the reader with him as his son goes trick-or-treating. “It was a joy celebrating his first of many Halloweens.” Read more at Richmond Pulse.

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Why You Shouldn’t ‘Dress Up Like a Native’ on Halloween

For many, Halloween is the most exciting time of year; for others, it’s a disheartening holiday that perpetuates the dehumanization of their culture and heritage. Richmond’s Isabella Zizi is tired of having to explain to people why ‘dressing like a native’ is disrespectful. “Many times people think they are respecting or representing indigenous people when […]

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‘My culture is not a Halloween costume!’

During Halloween, the holiday where dressing up as an “other” is the tradition, Long Beach youth Christian Muro recognized feelings he hadn’t noticed during past years. But his feeling of being insulted was validated when he found that peoples’ heritage being trivialized as a laughable stereotype was a real phenomenon, and it had a name. He examined the concept of cultural appropriation – when a dominant culture exploits a different culture – and […]

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