Every Halloween some (mostly) suburban olds start firing off letters to the Editor of the local paper frothing about the *wrong kids* Trick-or-Treating on their lawns. They have a big problem with parents from the *wrong side of town* driving their kids to the neighborhood to get in on the better candy. They hate it for the same reason that Republican voters hate *welfare* and *redistribution*: they’re big racists.
The first example I’ve seen this year of a town kicking up the Halloween racism is in North York Borough, where they’re going to try to use bracelets to help racists sort out who’s from the neighborhood and who’s not. The borough police won’t be kicking the poor kids out of the neighborhood or anything, this is just to help the LTE-writing old guys figure out who’s Trick-or-Treating and who’s just looking for a handout:
Kids who want to Trick-or-Treat in North York Borough this year are required to have a wristband.
The borough unanimously decided to make the change after receiving several complaints from residents during last season’s trick-or-treat.
“We had a lot of complaints last year because people outside of our area came in and bombarded the people. We think that’s because nearby areas canceled their trick-or-treat because of the weather,” said Richard Shank, Vice President of North York Borough Council.
Anyway, I’m getting in the fall spirit in a big way, and I was thinking it could be a fun new annual Halloween tradition here on the blog to have you guys send in the Halloween racism news and LTEs, so we can call them out Top 10 List style on Halloween and the few days after.
Let’s get crowdsourcing this stuff! Send me the Halloween hate from your area at firstname.lastname@example.org and earn a chance to win a bag of marked-down CVS Halloween candy from the day after Halloween, and some well-deserved recognition here on Keystone Politics.