University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Racist Halloween costumes

Here is a CBC piece on the 'We're a culture, not a costume' campaign. You can ask students to think about how costumes can dehumanize people (for younger grades ask how they make people seem like they are not human). In terms of Indigenous peoples, students can think about how 'Indian' costumes influence understandings of and responses to Indigenous peoples in Canada including treaty, land and human rights. Native Appropriations recently posted on this as well and included pictures of costumes, or check out the blog my culture is not a trend.

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