Halloween brings many things: pumpkins, candy, trick-or-treating, to name but a few. But another surefire guarantee is racist costumes, displays and events around October 31. Already, people have started with their offensive behaviors and actions this year, mocking Black people as if it is nothing.
A Trump supporter who goes by the name Sabo recently created a billboard that depicted Maxine Waters as Mike Myers, the murderous lead character of the “Halloween” horror movie franchise. Social media users were, undoubtedly, talking about the derogatory signage in Los Angeles. The conservative artist took a picture of Waters and plastered it over the character’s face to suggest that the senator was a horror movie villain — a painful and negative message that adds to the other insults that have been hurled at Waters by other fans of the president.
Several racist incidents have been connected to the Trump administration, with this one about Waters being used as another example of hate. The man who created the billboard about the congresswoman also has a history of mocking the left, according to The Blaze, a conservative news outlet.
Other people are mocking African Americans other than Waters, who has repeatedly been targeted by racism. A man dressed up in Blackface to depict Tiger Woods during a Halloween dog parade in Ohio on Saturday — which was referred to as a “disgusting display of racism” by community members.
“The tepid response and shrugging off of responsibility [is] making a terrible situation much worse. You allowed a blatant and disgusting display of racism in your event that was advertised as being for the community,” Alison Meredith, a Facebook user, wrote in a comment about the racist display, adding that the unidentified man should have been stopped from participating in the parade.
Community members demanded an apology and that a clear zero-tolerance anti-racism policy is put into place for future events. They sent a strong message that can help to influence others to stop with racist Halloween costumes.
Police Shootings Ignored By Media That Everyone Should Know About
1. O'Shae Terry
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On Saturday, September 1st, Mr. O’Shae Terry was shot and killed by an Arlington Police officer. The shooting occurred during a routine traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration tag.— Arlington, TX NAACP (@ArlingtonNAACP) October 8, 2018
At our next General Body Meeting, we will be receiving an update from Arlington PD. pic.twitter.com/ReZQyA5oVP
2. Botham JeanSource: 2 of 17
3. Deandre BallardSource: 3 of 17
4. Chinedu OkobiSource: 4 of 17
5. Jeffrey Dennis
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This is #JeffreyDennis being recorded by his fiancé (he proposed in July). #Shesaidyes but they won’t be getting married. He was murdered on 8/29 by a plainclothes @PhillyPolice. @JoshShapiroPA has a recording that proves he was unarmed/nonviolent & shot at point blank range. pic.twitter.com/NPCYWQl5GZ— Lee Merritt (@MerrittForTexas) October 22, 2018
6. India Kager
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India Kager (9/5/15)--India was shot and killed in the parking lot of a 7-11. Police fired 30 rounds in under 15 secs into her car even though they knew her 4-month-old son was in the back seat. In motherhood Black women's lives are not respected #HDD2018 #SayHerName #TownHall pic.twitter.com/gcgqBR8142— African American Policy Forum (@AAPolicyForum) March 27, 2018
7. India Beaty
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Today on March 19th, we remember India Beaty who was killed by Norfolk, VA police in a parking lot. She was shot five times in the back for reportedly holding a fake gun. #SayHerName #IndiaBeaty pic.twitter.com/T0ZaklqqfZ— African American Policy Forum (@AAPolicyForum) March 19, 2018
8. Meagan HockadaySource: 8 of 17
9. Kisha Michael
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Kisha Michael: killed by Ingelwood police. Say her name. pic.twitter.com/pO0Y4qutiJ— NOlympics LA (@NOlympicsLA) October 1, 2017
10. Mya Hall
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Mya Shawatza Hall, 27, Black, trans, from Fort Meade, MD (killed 03-30-2015) pic.twitter.com/p9IMSZhktn— LGBTQIAP PoC Beauty (@LGBTQIAPoC) September 14, 2015
11. Janisha FonvilleSource: 11 of 17
12. Darell RichardsSource: 12 of 17
13. Diante YarberSource: 13 of 17
14. Antwon RoseSource: 14 of 17
15. Danny Ray Thomas
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Here's a police shooting of an unarmed black man case that few know about. A Texas deputy killed Danny Ray Thomas days after Sacramento cops killed Stephon Clark...https://t.co/LMbaldMzxW pic.twitter.com/jPzcU2ARAx— NewsOne (@newsone) April 22, 2018
16. Markeis McGlockton
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Michael Drejka shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in Florida. https://t.co/aTVroU2F4B— NewsOne (@newsone) September 3, 2018
Here We Go Again: Halloween Used As Excuse To Be Racist Against Black People was originally published on newsone.com