More than A THIRD of Americans believe it is 'sometimes acceptable' for white people to wear blackface - but opinions are divided along racial, political and generational lines (3 Pics)



While a majority of Americans (53 percent) believe it is unacceptable for a white person to appear in blackface as part of a Halloween costume, another 34 percent say that such behavior is acceptable at least some of the time, according to a new survey.
White people were twice as likely as African Americans (39 percent compared to 19 percent) to say that blackface could be acceptable in some circumstances. Among Hispanics, 28 percent said that it was always or sometimes acceptable.
The survey of 6,637 Americans, by Pew Research Center, was mostly conducted prior to news that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and other high-ranking Democrats in that state had worn blackface when they were younger.
Northam has been under fire since it was discovered that his medical school journal showed one person dressed in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe, leading him to admit that he also wore blackface in 1984 while dressing up as Michael Jackson. 
That scandal, coupled with one that ended news anchor Megyn Kelly's time with NBC, have brought the issue of blackface - and the historically painful meaning it has for African Americans - to the forefront of the national conversation.  
To that end, researchers at Pew found distinctions on the issue fell along generational, educational and racial lines.
For example, white Americans under age 30 were significantly less likely to be comfortable with blackface, with 27 percent saying it was at least sometimes acceptable and 41 percent saying it was never acceptable.
By comparison, 40 percent of white people age 30 and older found it acceptable in at least some circumstances.
White Americans without a college degree were more likely (44 percent) to say blackface is always or sometimes acceptable, compared to 28 percent of those with at least a bachelor’s degree who said the same.
African Americans were overwhelmingly uncomfortable with white people using blackface, but they, too, were divided along educational lines, with 9 percent of college graduates finding it acceptable, compared to 21 percent of those who didn’t have a degree.
Opinions were also divided along party lines, with Republicans more likely to find blackface acceptable. Roughly half (51 percent) of Republicans and Republican-leaning respondents felt blackface was acceptable at least sometimes, with 24 percent of those saying it’s always acceptable and 37 percent saying it is rarely or never acceptable.
More than two-thirds (67 percent) of Democrats and Democratic leaners said black face is unacceptable, while 21 percent said it is always or sometimes acceptable.
The survey also asked Americans whether it was acceptable to wear traditional dress from a different country or culture, with 58 percent saying it was always or sometimes acceptable and 27 percent saying it’s rarely or never acceptable.
Again, researchers found differences along racial and ethnic lines, with 65 percent of white people saying dressing up like another culture was always or sometimes acceptable, compared to 41 percent of African Americans and 46 percent of Hispanics.
Similarly, 72 percent of Republicans found such costumes acceptable, while 49 percent of Democrats felt the same way. 
More than A THIRD of Americans believe it is 'sometimes acceptable' for white people to wear blackface - but opinions are divided along racial, political and generational lines (3 Pics) More than A THIRD of Americans believe it is 'sometimes acceptable' for white people to wear blackface - but opinions are divided along racial, political and generational lines (3 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:20 Rating: 5

11 comments:

  1. Feral blacks get to play the polar bear game knocking whites out but whites cannot use a black face at Halloween?

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  2. blacks who are not black enough do not use black face paint,WHY?
    if black folk use white face paint it is ok?

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  3. All coal miners must wash their face before exiting the mines?

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  4. Only stupid libturds would give a shit about blackface.....It started back in the 1800's minstrel shows.... nobody was offended then and they just got done with the Civil War....so why now? Because it's PC and PC is strictly Communism.....get real....nobody gives a shit anymore....except triggered snowflakes....and triggered snowflakes are always PRO COMMUNISM.....

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  5. Of course it's okay....but they don't seem to want to do it.....wonder why? That model Winnie Harlow is supposedly black but she has big white splotches all over her body....she looks so freakish I can't stand looking at photos of her. Whoever decided to make her a fashion model needs arrested and thrown into a mental hospital....for some serious evaluation......

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  6. Oh God forbid they should trigger a stupid brain dead snowflake!!!!

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  7. Only the feral blacks can get away with their knockout game against white folks..... I don't think a black faced white person at Halloween is cute anymore....unless they are aping Michael Jackson and his insanity......

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  8. I agree but they have freedoms we no longer have, they can say ni99er all day and if a white says it they are in deep shi#e. They can say kill whitey all day and it's OK in our deep state commie controlled afroamerica.

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  9. The Communists make sure whitey is trampled under their boots every day....

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  10. This is all the Communist agenda to kill off the white population and cater to the n*ggers and spinks....so the juice can control them much easier.... Now if you are a tranny or fagggot....you've got rights up the wazoo (no pun intended) and a black tranny or black faggot has 5 times the rights any mere white straight male has.... Ain't life grand in the 21st Century? I wish I could go back a few hundred years in time to live....I am SO tired of today's lying bullshit I could scream. At least back then you knew white men ruled the world, invented things.....and made sure the cotton was properly picked by n*ggers........ yes, I am bad today.....but I always tell it like it is....you know that Rail.....

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