Student protesters at Oxford University have organised a “Halloween protest” against Halloween costumes.
They said they wanted to send a message that “halloween is for people who aren’t white”.
The protesters say they are “disgusted” by Halloween costumes, which are often worn by people of colour.
They were planning a protest at Oxford this week, with students from various groups present.
They have called on Oxford to “rethink the costumes” and instead have “safe spaces” for students.
They also want to “send a message to Oxford that we do not want these costumes and that we are not OK with them.”
One of the protesters, Aisha, told MTV News: “We’ve had a lot of conversations around Halloween costumes and this is just one more example of it.”
This is not about Halloween, this is about the idea of Halloween being for people with a disability.
“It’s about us being able to have our own spaces, our own space and have our personal space and we want that to be taken seriously.”
We want to make a statement about how we want this event to be and how we feel about the costume we wear and we’re also concerned about what happens when people are not able to dress up and participate in these events.
“She added: “It doesn’t matter if it’s the costumes that are problematic.
“We want this to be a safe space and for students to feel safe and feel comfortable at these events and not feel like they’re being attacked.”
Oxford University student Aisha said: “Holidays are for people that aren’t black or brown or whatever, this isn’t about that.”
It’s not about what colour your hair is, it’s about the way you dress and the way that you interact with people and what you’re doing in your everyday life.
“The group also wants to make it clear that they are not “anti-white”, saying: “I think that it’s important for people to recognise that this is not all about race, it is about all of us and we are all members of this society.
“There is a lot more to be said about race and class, but I think this is one of the things that we really want to get across.”
Oxford student Aishe H, who is black, said: ‘Halloween is not a holiday for everyone.
‘It’s a holiday to celebrate our own humanity and the humanity of others.’
She added that Halloween should not be associated with “blackness”.
“I don’t want it to be associated, I don’t think that’s fair to people who don’t look like me,” she said.
“I want to be able to be myself and feel safe at these kinds of events.”
One protester, who did not want to give her name, said they were “trying to show that Halloween is not just a costume for white people, that it is for all of humanity”.
She said: I think that we should be able – and I want to say this with all my heart – but I don ‘t want to associate Halloween with white people.
“As a black woman, I am a member of this community, I love this community and I have been through the experience of racism before, but to have that kind of association and to be used as a means to show us that we aren’t alone in this is offensive and I don’ t want that.”
‘We should all be able’ Another protester, Kasha, told the student newspaper, The Oxford Student, that Halloween was not a “holiday” for all people.
She said that she “never thought about it as a holiday”.
She added she felt the “tendency” to wear costumes.
“The first time I was wearing a Halloween costume I was a very conscious and aware person who had to think about it, and I realised that I could dress up as any of the different characters I wanted,” she explained.
“At the time I thought, ‘I’m a little bit tired and I should have a few more hours to get ready’.”
I was really disappointed and I didn’t think Halloween was for me.
I felt like it wasn’t appropriate for me and I think it should be for everyone.