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10.28.2009

a racist jack o'lantern?


Lori sends in this photo from Seattle, where all the businesses in the Madison Park neighborhood have been outfitted with paper jack o'lantern pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. The dentist's office has one, as well as the salon, the pharmacy, etc. But take a look at the pumpkin they happened to give to the sushi restaurant, Nishino's. What is up with that? (Thanks, Lori.)

Speaking of Halloween, our good blogger friend Carmen Van Kerckhove of Racialicious was a recent guest on NPR's Tell Me More, talking about those culturally insensitive Halloween costumes (like these) that seem to pop up every year: When Halloween Costumes Become Offensive.