Halloween is my favorite time of year. It excites me more than Christmas, an epic birthday celebration and celebrating my Irishness on St. Patrick’s Day combined. The pumpkins are out, horror movies are on every channel and the air is as crisp as the leaves on the ground. But there is something we need to talk about: costumes.
In the past few years, fraternities across the nation have been reprimanded for throwing parties with themes like: “Bloods and Crips” at Dartmouth, “Conquista-bros and Nava-hos” at Harvard and “Asia Prime” at Duke University. While wordplay is fun, racism is not. Parties like these are not some relic of a past that has since been corrected. The following are two examples from this month alone.