Nearly 20 Percent Of Whites Polled Say Blackface Acceptable

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam prepares to address a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Northam made a statement and answered questions about the late term abortion bill that was killed in committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Nearly 20 percent of white respondents in a recent poll said it was acceptable for a white person to wear blackface, compared to 57 percent who said it was unacceptable. The poll was taken in the wake of the revelations that Virginia’s Democratic governor and attorney general both wore blackface while they were younger men. Both of them are being called upon to resign.

Sixteen percent of respondents overall in the Economist and YouGov poll overall responded that a white person wearing blackface was acceptable, compared to 58 percent who said it was unacceptable and 26 percent who said they were not sure.

Only six percent of black respondents said it was acceptable for a white person to wear blackface, compared to 73 percent who said it was unacceptable and 21 percent who said they were not sure.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. This Virginia Governor Baby Killer should have his face smeared with red blood from the babies. This alone should be enough reason to fire him.
    Hopefully NY Governor Cuomo Baby Killer and Baby Killers leaders from other States will be fired too.
    Baby killers have no right being governors nor in any governmental position.

  2. 20 percent say its OK. That’s today 2019 but in the 1980s I’m sure the number would have been closer to 100%. Both Blacks and Whites.

  3. Blackface may be acceptable or not, depending on context. But posing in blackface next to a guy in a ku klux klan outfit is something else entirely. The equivalent for Jews would be. . . do I really have to say it? You can figure it out.

  4. Do we Jews think that non-Jews should decide for us what we may consider insulting? Obviously not.
    Likewise, Caucasians shouldn’t be the ones who decide if blackface makeup is OK or not.

  5. Only blacks are allowed to mock other races and steal other cultures history. It’s about time that blacks didn’t have more rights than others. End the black privilege!

  6. For the life of me I don’t understand what’s wrong with black face. So it’s OK for someone to dress up like an Indian or Orthodox Jew are Buddhist or oriental with slanty eyes For Halloween and playsBut for some reason black face is not OK? What has this PC world come to?! What’s wrong with dressing up to look like a person of another race or nationality? They are plays, drama events at call for dress up. That’s the point.We may as well just outlaw Halloween purim and every Broadway show or play on the planet

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