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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.”

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LiveSteam 06:06 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Taco John:

Unless he apologized for being a stupid kid. I don't care
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displacedinMN 06:06 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by theoldcoach:
I don't care what he did or said 30 years ago.

But I do care what he did and said 3 days ago.
We are all doomed over our past....
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Dallas Chief 06:10 PM 02-01-2019
What’s the over/under on Governor Byrd making it to March still employed?:-)
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Just Passin' By 06:15 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Unless he apologized for being a stupid kid. I don't care
He's done. It's just a matter of time now.
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Taco John 06:20 PM 02-01-2019
"We're okay with him being in favor of abortion eugenics, but blackface is a bridge too far."
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Randallflagg 06:21 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Unless he apologized for being a stupid kid. I don't care

If that's a Republican - they are calling for his head. Let's see how the Left responds to one of their own.....
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True North 06:26 PM 02-01-2019
You never apologize to a mob. He's done.

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Eleazar 06:32 PM 02-01-2019
Today's Democrat party:

Letting an infant die without medical attention/killing it outright: Cool

Tasteless halloween costume: GTFO
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NinerDoug 06:38 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Eleazar:
Today's Democrat party:

Letting an infant die without medical attention/killing it outright: Cool

Tasteless halloween costume: GTFO
Um, yeah.

The Republicans are calling for him to resign.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/go...cid=spartanntp

Originally Posted by :
Jack Wilson, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia said Northam should step down.

“Racism has no place in Virginia,” Wilson said in a statement. “These pictures are wholly inappropriate. If Governor Northam appeared in blackface or dressed in a KKK robe, he should resign immediately.”

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NewChief 06:41 PM 02-01-2019
Oh yeah. This guy is doomed. The outrage mob wants blood, and they’ll get it.
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Eleazar 06:43 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Um, yeah.

The Republicans are calling for him to resign.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/go...cid=spartanntp
Well, to be fair he should have resigned after his infanticide interview
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True North 06:45 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Um, yeah.



The Republicans are calling for him to resign.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/go...cid=spartanntp
That's the problem with playing dirty identity politics. Better make sure all your t's are crossed and i's dotted. The best you can hope for is to be eaten last when it comes to the left.

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NinerDoug 06:46 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Eleazar:
Well, to be fair he should have resigned after his infanticide interview
Except, there was no infanticide interview.
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GloryDayz 06:47 PM 02-01-2019
Let's see if he gets aborted for this...
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BleedingRed 07:09 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Except, there was no infanticide interview.
You’re right he didn’t say what he said on video it was all taken out of context
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