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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Must Resign His Office, Racism Can Not Be Tolerated

February 1, 2019

Very sad to hear and read this news today.

Virginia’s governor acknowledged on Friday that he was photographed more than 30 years ago in a costume that was “clearly racist and offensive” — admitting that he had dressed either as a member of the Ku Klux Klan or in blackface.

Ralph Northam issued his statement hours after the photograph, which was included on his 1984 medical school yearbook page and appeared alongside other pictures of Northam, became public. Neither person in the black-and-white photograph was identified, and Northam, who was elected Virginia’s governor in 2017, did not confirm which costume he had worn.

Racism runs deep.  Though we have moved miles from the 1920’s and 1960’s there is no doubt we have many long miles yet to travel on our national journey.  Northam will need to resign his office. There is no way to defend this, or excuse it.  This must not stand.  He will not be allowed to continue in office.

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