Every year, as Halloween rolls around, many people put extra time and effort into conceiving of and constructing their costumes. Unfortunately, several popular costumes rely on racist stereotypes that disrespect an entire culture. While those who chose to wear such costumes may not believe they are causing any harm, plenty of others often feel offended. This is not just limited to individuals who believe their cultural heritage is being belittled. Rather, it stretches to anyone concerned about racism, stereotypes and cultural diversity more broadly.