You Won't Believe Who's Speaking at African Slavery Event
The event will include black heritage tours and a "day of healing" festivals.
The irony that Governor Northam allegedly wore blackface in his medical school yearbook next to a student donning a Klan outfit was apparently lost on event organizers.
According to Townhall:
An interesting choice. Virginians have not forgotten how Northam admitted to having dressed in blackface in a medical yearbook photo in 1984, before he backtracked the next day and claimed he wasn't sure he was in the photo at all.
BREAKING: Gov. Ralph Northam yearbook page shows blackface and Klan photohttps://t.co/6A89ejp5Ho— The Virginian-Pilot (@virginianpilot) February 1, 2019
He's also rejected demands for his resignation, including from some of his fellow Virginia Democrats. Should he really have a speaking spot on a weekend that is supposed to encourage "healing?"
By the way, he's not the only leading Virginia Democrat to have been mired in a racial controversy. Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to having dressed in blackface in college too.