Orin J Master
it's very possible for young people to be completely ignorant. on ANY topic. we live in an age where you google things instead of learning it, so they're all retarded.
(geez, i DO sound like i'm 80 online)
These are college kids, not tweens. The fact that the article in question pointed out that several partygoers at the same event made it a point to dress in costumes mocking other racial stereotypes doesn't seem to indicate good clean innocent fun was going on.
They're kids who believe they're being cute and subversive by going against the norm of acceptance, which is amazing considering doing the opposite would've been shocking thirty years ago. But now that they're being called out, the "we're not actually making fun of them, it's just Halloween, lighten up, broseph" excuse is being rolled out.
I'd rather not see us devolve back into chest-thumping imperialist primates. Embracing past practices that derived amusement from subjugating another people, even if "just in fun," is a slip backward.