Saturday, February 2, 2019

Northam Spikes The Ball On How Acceptable Racism Is Among Democrats

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in a Saturday press conference denied appearing in a racist 1984 photograph that he on Friday apologized for admitting he did wear blackface for a Michael Jackson dance context the same year wearing similar shoes, a glittery glove and shoe black on his face.
Northam said he had prematurely apologized for appearing in what he called a "horrific" picture of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The photo appeared on Northam's profile page in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
The Democratic governor said he had never even seen the yearbook before Friday and that he was blindsided by what was on his page.
"That is not my picture. That is not my person in that picture," Northam told reporters at the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
Northam said he had no actual recollection of wearing such racist garb. He said he was in the process of obtaining a yearbook so that he could try to determine how the photo even got on his profile page.
Presumably he still remembers how to be a doctor.

Before he spoke, the Virginia Democratic Party issued a statement demanding Northam's immediate resignation. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the state House Democratic Caucus and the state Senate Democratic Caucus all called on Northam to resign late Friday, along with several key progressive groups that have been some of the governor's closest political allies. 

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News and Larwyn's Linx.  We are grateful to Doug Ross for kindly linking to this post.

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