A photo from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) 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 Virginian-Pilot reports.
The Washington Post reports Northam acknowledged appearing in the “clearly racist and offensive” photograph.
Said Northam: “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.”
Politico reports the Virginia Republican Party has called on the governor to resign.Save to Favorites