Halloween Not Always a Good Excuse for Stupid

I’ve never been big on Halloween Costume Parties at the Office. It smacks of forced camaraderie and some sort of faux-pride-in-the-workplace that was more of my grandfather’s generation and not of the modern era. Of course, the guys at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took the party to a new level:

The employee wore a striped prison outfit, dreadlocks and darkened skin make-up to the party hosted by Julie Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Myers was on a three-judge panel that originally praised the prisoner costume for “originality.”

C’mon dude. Say it with me. Blackface isn’t ever acceptable. Not even mock-blackface. Just a bad idea, kids. Bad idea.

Course he got suspended from work, so I suppose that’s not awful.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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