It seems like every Halloween there are numerous incidents of college students dressing in racially insensitive costumes. This year is no different.
A student athlete at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, dressed in blackface to attend an on-campus Halloween party. As a result, the college suspended the remainder of the season for the women’s soccer team. African Americans make up 6 percent of the student body at the college.
A student at South Dakota State University dressed in blackface and a wig to impersonate Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player who started the national anthem protests. The student had a sign around his neck saying, “Will stand for money.”
A student at the College of Charleston in South Carolina wore an orange jumpsuit to a Halloween party. A piece of tape on the costume indicated he was portraying Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who was injured in police custody and later died.