Halloween Not Always a Good Excuse for Stupid

I’ve never been big on Halloween Costume Parties at the Office. It smacks of forced camaraderie and some sort of faux-pride-in-the-workplace that was more of my grandfather’s generation and not of the modern era. Of course, the guys at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took the party to a new level:

The employee wore a striped prison outfit, dreadlocks and darkened skin make-up to the party hosted by Julie Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Myers was on a three-judge panel that originally praised the prisoner costume for “originality.”

C’mon dude. Say it with me. Blackface isn’t ever acceptable. Not even mock-blackface. Just a bad idea, kids. Bad idea.

Course he got suspended from work, so I suppose that’s not awful.

3 Comments so far

  1. Michael Parkatti (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm
  2. Kerry (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    What about the guy who dressed like a woman or vise versa. The guy dressed like an Indian. The guy in the fat suite.What about the guy dressed like a mass murderer. Does this glorify murder? Get real people loosen up and have some fun.

  3. don (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

    when any of the rest of those costumes have the same history of oppression that blackface minstrel showed do then that will be a valid comparison, kerry.

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