Awareness Campaign About Racially-Themed Halloween Costumes Spawns Internet Parody

We're a Culture Not a Costume

We're a Culture Not a Costume

We're a Culture Not a Costume

To spark debate about racially-themed Halloween costumes, S*T*A*R*S, an anti-racism student group at Ohio University, created a poster campaign entitled “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume.” The posters (above) feature students of a variety of ethnic backgrounds posing with photos of racially-themed costumes.

The posters have indeed sparked a debate, spreading virally on Tumblr and other blogs. But the Internet’s Lulz-Industrial Complex was not far behind–the campaign has spawned a parody meme of photoshopped posters (see parody posters below).

We're a Culture Not a Costume

We're a Culture Not a Costume

We're a Culture Not a Costume

via Boing Boing

poster images 1-3 via S*T*A*R*S, parody posters are uncredited

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