Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.
it’s that time of year again
gdi, I almost forgot about this shit. I love Halloween too :(
It’s almost that time of the year.
Reblogging again because these are great.
Though, my first thought again is to wonder how effective this kind of thing might be, dealing with people who actually need to have it pointed out that getting turned into the butt of racist caricatures might not be fun.
It still couldn’t hurt.
And I am reminded of the anti-sexual assault ad campaigns targeting potential offenders which actually seem to have had some impact, contrary to what I would expect there too.
There are a lot of people who are extraordinarily, harmfully clueless. That doesn’t excuse their actions, but it does put them squarely in the target demographic for this ad campaign.
That, and I suspect — as I suspect with the anti-rape campaign — that a lot of the power is in showing that this behavior is makes you look mean or like an idiot — i.e., you will be looked down on/vilified (justly!)/shamed for it. It’s a removal of tacit societal approval, and that’s a very powerful thing.
It won’t stop the people who get their giggles out of hurting people, but not much will, so at that point you can just consider the campaign a way to make it obvious who the real assholes are, I suppose.