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The timing is like clockwork. The calendar is creeping closer to Oct. 31 and the privileged cries of not understanding the impact of Halloween costumes incorporating blackface has hit the airwaves once more. This time, Megyn Kelly, former host of “Megyn Kelly Today” on NBC, sparked this discussion when she defended the use of blackface for costumes on national television.
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Theriault, Liz, "Editorial: Cultures are not costumes, watch what you wear on Halloween" (2018). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 189.