Davidson Microaggressions Project

Native Americans & Party City

I went to Party City to get some blue hair dye for my Halloween costume. While I was looking through the aisles, I saw Native American headdresses and costumes mimicking clothes worn by Native Americans. The friend I was with saw nothing wrong with it. Even after Victoria’s Secret was called out for using Native American dress as fashion on a white woman…even after countless AP US history lessons covering the mistreatment and massacre of Native Americans…it seems no one is listening. I am not Native American nor of Native American descent. I just see this as a disgusting display of ignorance and a misappropriation of a minority group’s culture.