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Poll Shows 1 In 4 Americans Approve Of Blackface

In the wake of the abundance of blackface Halloween costumes that invaded seemingly all of social media recently, a new poll has emerged proving that 1 in 4 Americans think blackface is acceptable.

via The Grio

surprising new poll from Huffington Post/YouGov, in the wake of several blackface Halloween controversies, has found that at least 4 in 10 Americans see no problem with darkening your skin for a costume.

Despite widespread criticism directed at actress Julianne Hough and others, “43 percent of Americans think it’s acceptable for a white person to wear blackface in order to appear as a black person on Halloween, while only 37 percent think it’s unacceptable.”

Their poll also found a slim majority approving of dressing as an “ethic stereotype.”

There was a clear racial divide in the results. Whites were roughly split down the middle about whether blackface is appropriate for Halloween. Forty-six percent of whites said it was OK, while 43 percent said it isn’t.

Can’t say we’re surprised at these results….are you?



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