White parents worry that allowing their children to wear a Black Panther costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

Black Panther comes roaring into theaters Thursday, and along with it comes merchandise and costumes for adults and children alike.

But as thousands of parents prepare to take their children to see the film, which is expected to rake it in at the box office, some white parents have been left wondering about how to approach the subject of race.

White parents are trying to make sure they are not culturally appropriating when they take their children to see Black Panther over the weekend, especially if those children want to dress up like the main character – superhero T’Challa, AKA the Black Panther.

Some parents are worried that allowing their children to wear the Black Panther masks or costumes could be considered cultural appropriation, or even black face.