New Poll: 34% Of Americans Are OK With Blackface

A new poll released by Pew Research — in light of the blackface scandals among Virginia leaders — has found that 34 percent of Americans believe that blackface is “always or sometimes” acceptable to wear as part of a Halloween costume.

Among Republicans, 50 percent said blackface was always or sometimes acceptable, while 21 percent of Democrats support the overt racism.

Only 26 percent of those under the age of 30 said that blackface was ever acceptable, while 39 percent of people between 30 and 49 support this type of racism, and 45 percent of those between 50 and 64 were supportive.

(Source: Pew Research)

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