Company apologizes for 'Sassy Squaw' costume that's not exactly PC10/29/2012
"What should we dress little Susie up as for Halloween? How about as a pejoratively labeled Native American?" We doubt that's the exact thought that would go through any parent's mind when seeing this getup by Incharacter, but the San Diego-based company apparently thought it would be a good idea to sell the costume anyway. It's clear the manufacturer didn't hear about the controversy in which the offensive term appeared on a high school homework assignment, nor did it get that general memo that went out around 1972 explaining that "squaw" isn't really cool to use anymore (it's a disparaging term for Native American girls that some claim means "vagina"). The company has apologized and pulled the costume from its website. [Source]
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