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College students are fighting cultural appropriation during Halloween


October 31, 2019

Glory Ames, a member of the White Earth reservation, is frustrated that despite the presence of several reservations near Moorhead, Minnesota, local Halloween stores still feature a Western section with costumes such as "pow wow princess."

Even worse, despite a long-running debate about racism and cultural appropriation, often prompted by backlash against celebrities and politicians for donning offensive costumes, people continue to wear such costumes.


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