Virginia Governor Apologizes for ‘Racist and Offensive’ Costume in 1984 Yearbook

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Source: Time

By ALAN SUDERMAN / AP 

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 medical school yearbook contains a photo of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor.

The revelation of the photographs prompted some Republicans to call for his resignation Friday. Northam quickly apologized.

The governor confirmed in a statement that he was in the photo wearing a costume “that is clearly racist and offensive.” Northam did not say which costume he was wearing.

“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,” he said.

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