Halloween Horrors: Students Put on Racist Costumes at Several Colleges and Universities

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.




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