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Border Wall, Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Idaho, Idaho elementary school teachers, Mexicans, Middleton School District, News, Suspension, Teachers, Top Stories -

Fourteen Idaho elementary school teachers and staff members have been suspended after pictures of the group dressed up as Mexicans and President Trump’s infamous Mexico-U.S. border wall for Halloween. According to Yahoo, Saturday, Middleton School District superintendent Dr. Josh Middleton made an announcement during a school board meeting that all the staffers involved in the tasteless photo op would be placed […]

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Elementary school teachers in Middleton, Idaho had the perfect Halloween costume idea, in their Trump-esque minds: they’d go as his border wall. READ MORE: Surprise! Domestic terrorist who shot up yoga studio posted racist and sexist content online Teachers who wore #MAGA border wall costumes at Idaho school put on paid leave https://t.co/q6JFtcjVXT — Star Tribune […]

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A white 25-year UPS employee was fired last week after she showed up for work in Sharonville, Ohio, dressed as a mammy and sporting blackface with enlarged lips on Halloween. A co-worker sparked controversy after she shared an image of the woman on Facebook on Halloween, asking in a now-deleted post: “HEYYYY EVERYBODY I JUST […]

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Blaming her decision to wear blackface on ignorance and the media while offering up her own albino child as an excuse, a recently-released statement from the attorney of an Iowa teacher has earned her a potential nomination in the White Tears category of this year’s Wypipo Awards.

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We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the incredible Halloween costumes we saw this week, but this one stole our hearts.

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We called it. Proving, once again, that too much is never enough when it comes to Halloween, Beyoncé debuted a second costume on Wednesday night, this time with a little help from husband Jay-Z.

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? Okay, plenty of people—including The Root’s beloved editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton (she doesn’t like being scared). But for those of us who do (like Michael Harriot, who considers it his favorite holiday and starts planning his costume the day after Christmas), the 31st of each October…

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I have never been a big Halloween person. As a kid, I went trick-or-treating because that what everyone else and also because that’s where all the candy was. And while I’ve attended—and even thrown—Halloween parties as an adult, I always partied with a purpose. (When single, my purpose was “this is where all the women…

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As we’ve covered here at The Root before (just yesterday, in fact), it’s that time of year when a certain class of white people, bereft of any common sense, sensitivity, or any sense of the world outside their enchanted snow globe of Caucasity, decide to dabble in blackface under the guise of putting on a Halloween…

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Halloween is the only time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to walk the streets dressed as your favorite ratchet celeb, stalwart civil right activist or comic book villain. In one of those, “they’re just like us” moments,” celebrities also like to partake in the make believe activities of the day and spare no expense […]

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’Tis the season. The Jack-o-Lanterns are glowing on porches; the smell of hot apple cider wafts through the crisp fall air; ghouls, goblins, and various iterations of Cardi B wander the streets and wypipo continue their decades-long tradition of fucking up Halloween for everyone.

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Fun fact: I’ve been low-key lobbying for us, just once, to turn The Root 100 into a costume party, where all of the guests and honorees are expected to come as their favorite black historical figure or pop cultural reference. After all, our annual gala takes place close to Halloween—and it’d be an understatement to…

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“Sport in my opinion has great value, and, as usual, we only see what is its most superficial aspect.” – Leo Tolstoy from Anna Karenina As we lurch toward Halloween, we are a nation divided by the very different things we fear: a nation where some see a grave threat in American women of all […]

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It’s almost Halloween, the time of year when sadists pretend that candy corn is not Satan’s butt plug and masochists terrorize their taste buds with pumpkin flavors, which is essentially sweet potatoes with low self-esteem. It is also the season when white people think it would be cute to cover their faces in shoe…

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Blackface, Dear White People, Halloween, Megyn Kelly, Opinion -

Well, it’s that time of year again for scary movie marathons on AMC, debating the merits of candy corn (there are none) and stupid white people stupid-ing with inappropriate costumes. Every year, I hope we move the needle closer toward a universal understanding regarding the things people should not dress up as for Halloween. But […]

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Can somebody keep Megyn Kelly from weighing in on holidays? After all, this is the woman who, while an anchor at Fox News, insisted Santa is and could only ever be white—and that the same is true of Jesus. Now, the Wicked Witch of NBC is unleashing new horrors upon us, just in time for Halloween.

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  Halloween is that time of year when otherwise intelligent white people convince themselves that wearing blackface is ok, and now we can officially add TV host Megyn Kelly to that list of the woefully mistaken. Tuesday, the NBC daytime host surprised her viewers after she naïvely questioned whether the use of blackface on Halloween is really […]

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The latest iteration of Halloween is in theaters right now, and billboards advertising the film are spread across cities everywhere—including Los Angeles.

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Scream Town, a Halloween-themed park outside of Chaska, Minn., is backtracking after sending their employees a scarily idiotic (and highly racist, and likely, highly illegal) missive banning Somalis from the establishment.

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I don’t know about you, but I found the costumes in the blockbuster film Black Panther as enthralling as the action and plot. Oscar-nominated designer Ruth E. Carter is a legend in her field, having created the looks for some of our most memorable films, including School Daze, Malcolm X and What’s Love Got to Do With

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Alabama, Children, Halloween, News, Racism, Trick or Treat, Yard -

It’s that time of year again, where families start doing the most to decorate their homes for Halloween. An important piece of advice when it comes to the decorations: do not hang anyone from a noose in your yard — especially if the person you are “hanging” appears to be black. One family in Homewood, Ala., […]

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Donald Trump Jr, Halloween, News, Socialism, Twitter Drag -

On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. tried to give a "lesson" about socialism on Halloween.

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College Football Playoff, Halloween, Houston Texans, Jadeveon Clowney, LeBron James, NCF, NFL, Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Houston Texans defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney posted a video on social media of him wearing a prison inmate costume at the team’s Halloween party, supposedly in response to Texans owner Bob McNair referring to NFL players as “inmates” in response to protests during the national anthem. Through a team spokesperson, Clowney later clarified […]

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Chris Brown just dropped a new album and its equal parts trick and treat. The 45-song project, Heartbreak on a Full Moon is the singer’s eighth studio album and it will take you more than 2.5 hours to listen to the whole thing. Aside from being packed with songs, the album is also rife with […]

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With all the controversy surrounding Halloween costumes every year, we felt like folks could use a little help in discerning what is and isn’t appropriate attire...

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Halloween looms. The sports world spins on the index finger of goddess of the season. She bears a striking resemblance to Meadowlark Lemon of the old Harlem Globetrotters, “the clown prince of basketball.” She’s got the whole sports world in her hands: Everyone is playing and anything can happen in an unscripted universe. The head […]

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Whether it’s Michael Jordan as a knitting granny in 1992 or LeBron James as Prince in 2015, Halloween and the NBA go together like a weekend binge-fest and bomb snacks. Let’s look back — and let’s look at this week. Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison get a 10/10 on their Halloween costumes. pic.twitter.com/jlotZHenfC — Royce […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Halloween, Lupita Nyong'o, Teddy Bridgewater -

All right, folks, Friday’s a busy day. Got Around The Horn at 5 p.m. on ESPN and am doing radio from 4-7 p.m. EST. Should be a fun one, kiddos. Tune in where you can. NBA impostors getting outta hand this season pic.twitter.com/LDNv5ozkdi — Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) October 19, 2017 Lupita Nyong’o is not one to […]

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@AP, Blackface, Eugene, Halloween, Living, Nancy Shurtz, News, Politics, University of Oregon -

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface for a costume at a Halloween party violated the institution's anti-harassment policies, but any punishment she might receive would remain confidential, the university said Wednesday in a 29-page report...

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Blackface, Halloween, Nancy Shurtz, News, University of Oregon -

A University of Oregon law professor, who also chairs the diversity committee, has been placed on administrative leave and is under investigation after she hosted a Halloween party at her home and dressed in blackface for her costume. Following the party hosted by Professor Nancy Shurtz, 23 different professors called for her to resign over […]

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