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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 12:17 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
I think it's fairly clear that this is a purposeful leak from someone politically active who has long been aware of the existence of the photo and was inspired to release it due to recent events.

Highly unlikely a random person happened upon this photo for the first time serendipitously this very week.
Bongino says he'd had he picture since October, but hadn't yet been able to verify it. So, unless he's lying/misremembering, that pic's been in the open for months.

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I was sent the disgusting photo of Northam in Oct, 2018. I was not able to independently verify that the photo was of Northam therefore I did not publish the story. But,this indicates that the photo was probably known about by others who may have squashed it for political reasons
https://mobile.twitter.com/dbongino/...1128441857?p=p

I think it's stupid, and harmful to freedom and the country, for the right to be playing this up, and I'd really like rightists to stop playing the left's game about what's acceptable and not when it comes to race. But, letting the left consume itself over it is a different matter.
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patteeu 12:19 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Bongino says he'd had he picture since October, but hadn't yet been able to verify it. So, unless he's lying/misremembering, that pic's been in the open for months.



https://mobile.twitter.com/dbongino/...1128441857?p=p

I think it's stupid, and harmful to freedom and the country, for the right to be playing this up, and I'd really like rightists to stop playing the left's game about what's acceptable and not when it comes to race. But, letting the left consume itself over it is a different matter.
I think so too.
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Baby Lee 12:33 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
I think it's stupid, and harmful to freedom and the country, for the right to be playing this up, and I'd really like rightists to stop playing the left's game about what's acceptable and not when it comes to race. But, letting the left consume itself over it is a different matter.
I largely agree, but there seems to me a small difference between ignorant/innocent/playful/stupid/etc. blackface where someone is just playfully playing a black character for a dress up holiday or an unconnected tradition like Zwarte Piet, and posing in blackface in a picture with a Klan character.

Cards on the table, IIRC there's a blackface picture in my yearbook. It's probably all kinds of problematic by today's standards, but was sweet and funny and well received back then. A couple of good friends performed 'Stop in Name of Love' in full Supremes regalia for the talent show. White dudes in black makeup, giant wigs and evening gowns. They took it seriously, sang their best [not for laughs] and knew all the dance moves. Kind of like the dudes who put their 'tributes' of Beyonce's Single Ladies on youtube a few years back.

But the blackface coupled with a Klan uniform is a tad more heaping on, and tad more emotion inducing. Certainly less innocent in appearance.

But I'm not overly exorcised with either mock or genuine reaction.
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Bump 01:10 AM 02-02-2019
Well CNN just informed people that he's an (R) on Anderson Cooper, ya.

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/sta...41540931944448

according to this guy anyways
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Bump 01:29 AM 02-02-2019
Actually here's the video, it starts out with an (R) and then at the 1:15 mark it's a (D). They probably figure people stop paying attention after a minute


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Just Passin' By 01:37 AM 02-02-2019

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Just Passin' By 01:55 AM 02-02-2019

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D2112 02:12 AM 02-02-2019
CNN lol
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Taco John 03:33 AM 02-02-2019

Inbox: “Planned Parenthood Calls on Governor Ralph Northam to Resign”

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 2, 2019


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seamonster 02-02-2019, 05:53 AM
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Marcellus 07:36 AM 02-02-2019
This is actually unfortunate because its changed the subject away from the absolutely horrid shit he said earlier this week.

I want him taken down for infanticide not for some stupid yearbook photo 30 years ago.
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Randallflagg 07:38 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:

I would be willing to bet that that was a intended "mistake" by CNN....
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Al Bundy 07:43 AM 02-02-2019
He gotta go.
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BucEyedPea 07:53 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
This is actually unfortunate because its changed the subject away from the absolutely horrid shit he said earlier this week.

I want him taken down for infanticide not for some stupid yearbook photo 30 years ago.
Yep!
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BucEyedPea 07:54 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Al Bundy:
He gotta go.
He was elected. Stop overthrowing the elected you regime changers.
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Al Bundy 07:54 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
This is actually unfortunate because its changed the subject away from the absolutely horrid shit he said earlier this week.

I want him taken down for infanticide not for some stupid yearbook photo 30 years ago.
:-)
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