Virginia governor apologizes for photo

Feb 03, 2019, 00:42
Virginia governor apologizes for photo

Ralph Northam said Wednesday that while he has darkened his skin before to imitate a black man, he doesn't think he is in the photo that appears on his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing someone in blackface and another person in a KKK costume.

In fact, Northam is so certain that he is not pictured in the infamous photo that he has been calling former medical school classmates to "jog" their memories.

Ralph Northam (D) will reportedly not be resigning on Saturday morning over a recently surfaced racist photo from his old medical school yearbook.

Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign from both sides of the aisle after a picture showing him and another person dressed in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) outfit emerged on February 1.

"Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive", Northam said in an apology statement. It's 2019, 35 years later; what Northam thought was in good taste when he was 25 says next to nothing, I think, about his beliefs and actions today, when he is 60.

When pressed by the caucus, Northam said he did not know which person he was in the photo - the person in blackface or the person in the KKK outfit.

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In his statement, Northam said he recognized "that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused".

Friday evening, Gov. Northam released a 1-minute video of his apology, stating what he did was "wrong", and that he isn't that way as the people who elected him.

In a statement delivered in front of members of the media and a live television audience, Northam said he believes that neither of the people that appear in the photo is him and asks Virginians for the opportunity to "earn your forgiveness". Should Northam step down, then Democrat Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax would assume the governor's office.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus issued a statement late Friday saying "we feel complete betrayal" and are "still processing" the pictures.

"We still have a lot of issues to work on as we move forward", he said. He said the photo comes "with pain beyond what many of us can even understand".

Ralph Northam does not intend to resign after the discovery of a a racist yearbook photo, defying calls from his own party to step down, a source close to Northam told ABC News.

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Northam is considered a rising star in the Democrat party, but the revelation of the disturbing 1984 photo threatened to derail aspirations he may have had for higher office.

Delaney said the appearance of the photo would "impair his ability to have the kind of moral authority that is needed to lead people through the painful and important discussion about race relations in our country".

Republican state Senator Bryce Reeves said in a statement that Northam should resign if the reports of the photos are accurate.

A small number of protesters stood outside the governor's mansion Saturday to demand his resignation.

Northam's office did not immediately return requests for comment from various news outlets such as the Washington Post and the Virginian-Pilot Friday afternoon. Virginia state Senate Democrats did the same.

Mr. Northam, speaking in Richmond, cast himself as a martyr of his times, saying he won't resign because that would be the easy way out.

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'VA is an inclusive and diverse community-we won't put up with Ed Gillespie's racist rhetoric and fearmongering, ' Northam wrote in an October 2017 tweet.

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