Poll: Most white Americans think blackface is okay at Halloween

The latest research by YouGov/HuffPost shows that Americans narrowly say that people should wear whatever they want on Halloween, even if others find it offensive (55%). 45% of the country say that people should shy away from offensive costumes. White people (60%) are more likely than other Americans to say that offensive costumes are acceptable.

When it comes to blackface in particular white people also say that it is acceptable, at least at Halloween. 52% say that it is OK, while 33% of white Americans think that it is unacceptable. Most black Americans (55%) think that it is unacceptable, but 27% of black Americans do say that white people putting on blackface is acceptable at Halloween.