Is This Racist?
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Is This Racist?

by Martha Scully

My friend's daughter wanted to dress like a Geisha girl for Halloween. They were talking about it at school, and her teacher piped in and told her that it is racist to dress like another race or culture. She asked my opinion.

 

I really have no idea! 

What do you think? Is it offensive to have child dress like a native princess, a ninja, or a Geisha girl, what about Aladdin? Or are we just oversensitive?

About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.