Virginia Voters to Pay Reparations so Blackface Democrat Governor Can Save His Job
A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced earlier this month showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on Northam’s yearbook page.
The photo was first published by Big League Politics and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.
One half of the page shows Ralph Northam wearing a suit jacket and a tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and another of him leaning up against a convertible.
Governor Ralph Northam later said the photo was not of him and Friday was the first time he saw the photo in blackface.
Governor Northam refused to step down for the racist stunt.
Instead he is going to make Virginia voters pay reparations so he can save his job.
Virginians will pay reparations to save Govenor KKK’s job. https://t.co/S1dIqmCCRO
— Filmmaker Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 10, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, still facing calls to resign as governor a week after the revelation that his page in a medical school yearbook features a racist photograph, is now tightly focused on coming up with plans to survive.
His office has begun to explore how it might recalibrate Northam’s legislative agenda to focus closely on race and equality, sources close to the governor tell BuzzFeed News. The move would mark a brazen attempt to hang onto his office by shifting the conversation away from Northam’s admission of having once worn blackface and his denials that he is featured in the racist yearbook photo, either as the person in blackface or the person in a Klan outfit. Northam’s policy team is looking at crafting a set of proposals based on the premise that the governor’s mistakes have rendered him keenly aware of inequity and the lack of justice faced by black Virginians 400 years after the first African people arrived in the Commonwealth, at Point Comfort, in 1619.
The centerpiece proposal is not complete in its scope or in terms of what it will seek to accomplish. But there are many possibilities being considered for a broad platform: increasing resources for affordable housing; setting new, more equitable standards in small business procurement; implementing programs that expand economic opportunity for entrepreneurs; pumping money into public services like education and transportation.
“Now that he knows better he is going to do better,” a Northam adviser said.
But Northam is still struggling to convince those around him that he should be able to complete his term in office, and that he was not in fact in the yearbook picture.