Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Indian "warrior" costume at Funshop.com
Only $449...a bargain at half the price!
"Pocahontas" toddler costume at HalloweenCostumes4U.com [search for "Indian"]
African witch doctor, Mexican bandito, and Chinese coolie costumes also available. <g>
Some clever person at HalloweenCostumes4U decided it might be more appropriate to have a child with dark hair and slightly darker skin dressed as young Pocahontas. Good thinking. But this blonde girl was Pocahontas when I posted this stereotype.
An update from a correspondent:
>> The only Native Mascot you find (which is a horrible distortion of the Native person period) is listed under "Animal Mascots" Right between a horse and a kangaroo! <<
The animal mascot page does include a few human-type costumes: a Devil, a pirate, and a snowman. But that doesn't excuse the blatantly offensive message.
The complete list of "mascots" for sale:
Bunny, Easter White
Bunny, Easter Gray
Cow, Two Piece
Devil, Red—also in Blue
Indian wannabes and imitators
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