Episode 14: Halloween Rules - Can White Kids Dress as Black Panther?
The day before Megan Kelly's defense of blackface at Halloween, we this episode about some rules for white people at Halloween. Little did we suspect he would have to again remind people: NO BLACKFACE.
On this episode of "Low Key," we discuss the racial rules of Halloween, and why a black child playing Spider-Man for Halloween doesn't include as many potential pitfalls as a white kid playing Black Panther.
Rule No. 1: No blackface. Rule No. 2: Don't do voices.
For the other rules, listen to the episode.
We also talk about which superheroes' whiteness or blackness is essential to who they are. Is Batman's super power white privilege? Maybe. But there's no arguing that T'Challa's African heritage is essential to his strength.