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Globe Editorial

Halloween: Trick or stereotype

If the aim of this costume was political satire, the joke falls flat. If the aim of this costume was political satire, the joke falls flat.
October 21, 2009

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Major retailers stopped selling some costumes that played on stereotypes of illegal immgrants as Mexicans and space aliens. While there's always a danger in reading too much into Halloween masks, it's worth noting that anti-immigrant cartoons once played on stereotypes of Irish and Italians, among many other groups. Many people once thought those were funny and harmless, too. (Full article: 243 words)

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