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It’s always nice when white people get it. Josh Welch, 17, went to his high school’s Culture Day dressed as a thief—because, he says, “White people steal everyone’s culture.” Or, as they often like to say, “discover” it.
Lots of people are praising Welch for his costume, though, of course, there are those in his mentions who insist white people have lots of culture. Which they do! They just also seem to want to take everyone else’s culture without credit.
Welch also told BuzzFeed one of his teachers said he shouldn’t “make political statements” with costumes, but that most of the other students thought it was great.
White people looking for a Halloween costume, this is one you’re free to steal.
Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'