News — VietnameseDress RSS

What Kacey Musgraves’ Vietnamese Dress Taught Us About Cultural Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner, it's once again time for a public service announcement: Don't appropriate culture for a costume. If you're worried about offending someone, the good news is that it's easy to avoid. Does your costume involve stereotypical signifiers like sombreros or, god forbid, blackface? Skip it. Does your costume oversexualize women of color, like a slutty geisha or Native American princess? If in doubt, choose something else (like a mouse, duh!). None Related | Kacey Musgraves: Next Gen Country Superstar None Appropriation is sometimes harder to spot than outright racism — after all, it's not just your average Trump-supporting uncle who falls victim to the often subtle manifestations of microaggressions. Countless well-meaning, socially liberal people and...

Continue reading