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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


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.”
NinerDoug 07:12 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
You’re right he didn’t say what he said on video it was all taken out of context
No, he didn't mean what you and the rest of the ghouls attribute to him.
Easy 6 07:28 PM 02-01-2019
I honestly don't yet know much about this guy, and he isn't likely to steal my vote

But its damn funny to see the Democrat Character Assasination Machine kick into high gear against a perceived threat... no low is too low
seamonster 07:34 PM 02-01-2019
I never liked this phony. He played the anti-trump card and pushed the "Trump is RACIST" and orange-man-bad bullshit during his election.

This is just another example of YOU ARE WHAT YOU SAY OTHER PEOPLE ARE. Normal people don't wear KKK costumes and get cute nicknames like "Coonman". That's good-oul-boy facquire county shit that isn't either ironic or sarcastic in southern virginia.
cdcox 07:34 PM 02-01-2019
Disqualify in Med school. Good bye - just like Al Franken. No hypocrisy by me.
Frazod 07:38 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by True North:
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.

Sent from my SM-A520W using Tapatalk
I'll bet he was all in on calling for Cavanaugh's head, too.
CasselGotPeedOn 08:01 PM 02-01-2019
Holy shit, emojiboy got fucking bodied :-)
Munson 08:13 PM 02-01-2019
So is he the guy in black face, or the guy in the KKK wardrobe?
Discuss Thrower 08:25 PM 02-01-2019
Nothing good can be come from being a whiteboy with the nickname of 'Coonman'.
-King- 09:03 PM 02-01-2019
He gone.
LiveSteam 09:15 PM 02-01-2019
Sacrificial lamb for the compromising photo they have of Trump.
Just Passin' By 09:43 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Taco John:
"We're okay with him being in favor of abortion eugenics, but blackface is a bridge too far."
It's just another sign of the decline in the country's collective morality, particularly on the political left.
IowaHawkeyeChief 09:59 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
No, he didn't mean what you and the rest of the ghouls attribute to him.
Sounds familiar, kind of like Trump when he talked about illegal immigrant criminals crossing the border and was talking about the criminals, not all immigrants...
EmojiMania 10:19 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
If that's a Republican - they are calling for his head. Let's see how the Left responds to one of their own.....

It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign.

— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) February 2, 2019

This photo may not be the sum of who Ralph Northam is, but there’s no doubt, that the right thing for him to do as a leader is to step down.

— John Hickenlooper (@hickforco) February 2, 2019

One of two African American members of Virginia's congressional delegation. Certainly more damaging than any out-of-state presidential hopeful.

— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) February 2, 2019

He's done, LOL all you retards who thought libs weren't gonna care about one of their own :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
BucEyedPea 10:39 PM 02-01-2019
So the savior of caterpillers but murderer of born infants is a closet racist. So much for the Donkeys being a changed party.
Garcia Bronco 10:42 PM 02-01-2019
Northam vows that he will not step down.
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