Several stores, including Target, Walgreens, and, offered an “Illegal Alien” costume for sale.  The costume, which includes a orange (prison?) jumpsuit, a green card, and a space alien mask, conflates undocumented immigrants with aliens from outer space.


After a round of criticism, Target pulled its “Illegal Alien” costume from its shelves.

Hat tip to Lotería Chicana, via Resist Racism.


Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.