In a statement, Northam apologized over the photo that he described as “clearly racist and offensive,” yet he gave zero indication that he intended to resign from the widespread fallout. Northam wrote:
Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive.
I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.
This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.
I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.
An image in the Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook features a man dressed in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.
The image shows Northam’s senior yearbook page with images of the future Democratic governor in a suit, by a car, in a cowboy hat and another with two men — one in blackface and another in a white KKK outfit. It is unclear who is wearing the offensive, racist costumes.
The mainstream media is now asking for answers from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam after racist photos from his past surfaced.
Even the Democrat-friendly Washington Post reported on the story describing a yearbook of Northam’s that showed two men dressed in racist costumes.
The page with Northam’s name on it shows one person in blackface and another in a KKK costume.
But when reached for comment the governor has had no response,
The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of the yearbook from Eastern Virginia Medical School library. A spokesperson for Eastern Virginia Medical School library confirmed that the photo is indeed real but distanced his institution from the racist image. The spokesperson stressed that the yearbook is a student activity and that EVMS seeks to create an “inclusive environment.” When pressed for more information the spokesperson said that they could not comment further.
He should have resigned by now if it was a Republican Governor he would have been gone by now!
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