Virginia’s Dem Governor Caught In Blackface Controversy Now Wants To Focus On Agenda Of Racial Equity

Virginia governor Ralph Northam is doing his best not to resign after the yearbook scandal over a racist photo. Now he is trying to navigate his way out of the problem by claiming he is going to focus on racial equity.

FOX News reports:

Embattled Ralph Northam, in first interview since blackface furor, says he wants to focus on racial equity

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in an interview published Saturday that he wants to heal the pain that emerged after a racist picture appeared from his 1984 medical yearbook and focus on an agenda of racial equity and reconciliation in his remaining years in office — and it looks like Virginians are going to be made to join him.

“It’s obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do,” he told The Washington Post in the first interview since the photo emerged. “There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity…There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship. And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

Northam was hit by a torrent of calls from his own party to resign after a picture emerged last week from his 1984 medical school yearbook of two men dressed in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan costume.

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Can’t the people of Virginia see through this? And don’t they deserve better?


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