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Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam admits appearing in yearbook in racist photo

February 2, 2019

  During his 2017 campaign for Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam decried his opponent’s “racist rhetoric and fearmongering” and now it turns out that he knows a little bit about being a racist after all because his yearbook has surfaced and in it he appears either in blackface or in a KKK outfit. I am reminded here of an old saying about glass houses and rocks…

  The Democratic Governor has admitted he is in the picture and he has apologized, but he will not say which racist he is. Here is more:

Northam released a statement on Friday admitting to having the photo included in his medical school yearbook. The Virginia Democrat Gov. also admitted to appearing in the photo; however, he did not say whether he was the man in blackface or in Klu Klux Klan attire.

“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,” Northam’s statement read.

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now,” the Gov added.

“This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service,” Northam continued. “But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.”

  It has been a tough week for Ralph Northam between his infanticide comments and now his racist history coming to light and the Republican party of Virginia is calling for his resignation. But that is expected, what is even worse for the governor is that MoveOn is also calling for him to step aside.

MoveOn tweeted on Friday, “If @RalphNortham is one of the two people pictured in the highly disturbing, horrific photo wearing either blackface or a KKK hood – or if he selected or approved of its use on his yearbook page — he should immediately resign. There are no excuses for such a racist display.”

And MoveOn is not alone:

 Julian Castro, a former Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department, mayor of San Antonio, and 2020 presidential candidate, condemned Northam and said that he should resign.

Castro tweeted on Friday, “It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign.”

  Personally I do not see how he can survive this after the left has made everything about race relations over the last ten years, in many cases by inventing “dogwhistles” where none exist to push an agenda and destroy an opponent.

  Here we have a case of true racism and a disgusting display of bad judgement, and let  us face it, a person would never think this was a good idea if he were not a racist inside. But maybe he will survive, after all it is not like he did something truly offensive like smile while wearing a MAGA hat…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2019 9:02 am

    No doubt his Lt Governor being Black doesn’t help his cause…. he will be at the ready to step right up.

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  2. petermc3 permalink
    February 2, 2019 12:42 pm

    He now qualifies for the Robert Byrd Memorial Award.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bruce Booher permalink
    February 2, 2019 1:27 pm

    The left loves to talk about the “evil” McCarthy era when people were “investigated”. Well we need a new name for a new era where an entire history is examined with a fine tooth comb. Hay, I got it! We can call it 1984!

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