Like many of you reading this, I have problems with white/non-Asian people dressing up in “chinky” and culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. That’s why I was happy to see that a student group at Ohio University called the Students Teaching About Racism in Society have launched a poster campaign to bring attention to this issue with images like this:
And these (see all of them here):
Why should these individuals be exempt? Well, I can make a detailed and persuasive argument that would be so convincing that you would realize that I am right, but, in this case, perhaps a visual argument would work just as well:
Truth be told, this “hot chick” exemption should be in effect all year round in all aspects of our lives. For example, if you walk into an Asian restaurant and your waiter is a white dude, that’s a sign you probably shouldn’t patronize the business. How good is that Asian meal going to be anyway if white guys are serving it? However, if your server is a white chick who looks like this:
It’s all good. And even better if the server pictured above is into Asian guys who like to eat alone…and not because they don’t have anyone to eat with but purely by choice. Yes, 100% free will and choice!
So on Halloween, if you see a white dude dressed like this: