WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) today acknowledged
that he appeared in a yearbook photo showing a man dressed in blackface and
another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. The photo was one of
several listed on Northam’s medical school yearbook page of Eastern Virginia
Medical School from the year he graduated in 1984.
“There is no place for Gov. Ralph Northam’s racist actions. Both
the National Education Association and the Virginia Education Association strongly condemn
them. This goes beyond political affiliation. We must set a better example for
our students. The public must have trust and confidence that their elected
officials will fight for them, and that trust has been irreparably damaged.
Ralph Northam should resign.”
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