Numlock News: February 12, 2019

By Walt Hickey Liking Numlock? Forward today’s email to a friend you think may enjoy it and might subscribe. Oh God No The Pew Research Center has discovered that it is possible to set a bar so impossibly low that 39 percent of white people still manage to trip over it. Pew asked if it was acceptable for a white person to use makeup to darken their skin so as to appear to be a different race as part of a Halloween costume, which is better known as blackface and is a universally terrible idea. The correct answer, “never,” was selected by 37 percent of American adults, and an answer I can barely put up with, “rarely,” got 16 percent of votes. All told, 34 percent of adults did not get this quiz right and said it was sometimes or always acceptable, including

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