A mother-daughter duo drew criticism with the matching costumes they wore to a Michigan elementary school's Halloween party.
According to WJBK-TV, the mom and daughter wore black sweatshirts, white face paint and white trash bags with the words "white trash" on them to an event at Huron Park Elementary in Roseville, Mich. Thursday.
"Roseville is known for "white trash" and you just don't do that at a kids function," Megan Manchenko, a mother of a child at the school, told the news station. "You can't have weapons; you can't have blood; you can't have gory stuff, but racial slurs? Go right ahead!"
A Colorado university took the step to discourage white trash costumes and parties for Halloween this year, along with other costumes based on stereotypes and racial slurs, like geishas, cowboys and costumes using blackface.
"Making the choice to dress up as someone from another culture, either with the intention of being humorous or without the intention of being disrespectful, can lead to inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other peoples' cultures in the CU community," the University of Colorado-Boulder said in a statement. "Additionally, some students have also hosted offensively-themed parties that reinforce negative representations of cultures as being associated with poverty (“ghetto” or "white trash/hillbilly"), or with crime or sex work."
And the matching white trash costumes certainly don't take the award for the most offensive Halloween costume of 2013. Two men's recreation of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin and his killer are some of the more awful ones to come to light so far ... though with several days left until Halloween, who knows what may appear.
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