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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Ralph Northam yearbook page shows men in blackface and KKK robe
Stinger 03:48 PM 02-01-2019
By Marie Albiges and Gordon Rago
Staff writers

NORFOLK



A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.

The photo, which The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of Friday from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library, comes from the 1984 yearbook, the year Northam graduated.

On the half-page set aside for Northam, there is a headshot of him in a jacket and tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and a third of him sitting casually on the ground, leaning against a convertible.

The fourth photo on the half-page has two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black. The person with the black face is also wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Both are holding canned drinks.

It’s unclear who the people in costume are.

The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday afternoon.

Under the photo of the men in blackface and the Klan hood are listed Northam’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and his interest: “Pediatrics.” His quote is listed as “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

The photo came to light after a week in which the Democratic governor came under fire for his comments about a bill introduced by a first-term Democratic lawmaker that would have loosened restriction abortions in Virginia.

Conservative news outlet Big League Politics first posted the photo at around 2:15 p.m. Friday with the headline “YEARBOOK: Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo”.

About an hour later, the Virginia GOP caucus Twitter page tweeted, “@governorva needs to explain this immediately.”

Northam’s comments earlier this week were on a bill that would have loosened restrictions in third-trimester abortions. State law says they are legal — and it doesn’t specify up to what point in the third trimester a woman can have an abortion — but Del. Kathy Tran’s bill would reduce the number of physicians that need to sign off on abortions from three to one.

It would also change the standard for having a third-trimester abortion — from a physician declaring that continuing the pregnancy would result in death and “substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman” to just “impair” a woman’s mental or physical health.

The bill, which Democrats have tried to pass in the General Assembly in recent years, was killed in a subcommittee.

On a radio show, Northam — a child neurologist — defended Tran’s bill, saying it was “blown out of proportion.”

“When we talk about third trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother with the consent of the physicians — more than one physician, by the way — and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that is nonviable,” he said.

Explaining what would happen in such a case, Northam made comments that were soon seized on by political opponents and others: “The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

https://pilotonline.com/news/governm...d70e09b50.html
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Just Passin' By 10:00 PM 02-27-2019
Maryland democrats were feeling left out.

Originally Posted by :
A Maryland Democratic lawmaker apologized to the state’s Legislative Black Caucus Monday after calling a district in Prince George’s County a “n***** district.”

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, who is white, was approached by the caucus regarding her alleged remarks Monday night, after news broke that Lisanti had said the racial slur at a cigar bar in Annapolis, Maryland, while speaking to a colleague, who was also white, after work late one night.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/26/m...94q8QSyC9czyPM
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BleedingRed 10:37 PM 02-27-2019
His wife handed out cotton to black kids and told them to imagine being slaves ahahahhahahhahahaa
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Randallflagg 11:35 PM 02-27-2019
This thing just sort of "went away" - didn't it?
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scho63 06:21 AM 02-28-2019
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
This thing just sort of "went away" - didn't it?
The Dems and the media are really, really good at hiding their racist pasts aren't they? :-)
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NinerDoug 11:42 AM 02-28-2019
This can’t be real . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...137_story.html

Virginia first lady under fire for handing cotton to African American students on mansion tour

A Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governor’s residence when first lady Pam Northam handed raw cotton to her and another African American child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.
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Detoxing 11:51 AM 02-28-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
This can’t be real . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...137_story.html

Virginia first lady under fire for handing cotton to African American students on mansion tour

A Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governor’s residence when first lady Pam Northam handed raw cotton to her and another African American child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.
I imagine she handed the cotton to everyone. Dumb move regardless. Gotta be more socially aware than that.
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Frazod 12:00 PM 02-28-2019
Originally Posted by Detoxing:
I imagine she handed the cotton to everyone. Dumb move regardless. Gotta be more socially aware than that.
It should be noted that plenty of poor white people have picked cotton as well. I think the suckage of picking cotton by hand kind of transcends skin color.

But definitely, in this day and age when a gentle breeze can offend someone who is determined to be offended, she should have known better.
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vailpass 01:25 PM 02-28-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Maryland democrats were feeling left out.


A Maryland Democratic lawmaker apologized to the state’s Legislative Black Caucus Monday after calling a district in Prince George’s County a “n***** district.”

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/26/m...94q8QSyC9czyPM
:-)
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Beef Supreme 02:35 PM 02-28-2019
This thread just keeps getting funnier.
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DJJasonp 03:00 PM 02-28-2019
I'm thinking it would probably take something really drastic to surprise/shock me these days (with politics/politicians)
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