A photo featuring a man outfitted in blackface and another in a KKK robe appears on a yearbook page dedicated to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, according to reports Friday.
The page reportedly comes from the governor’s 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.
The Virginian-Pilot reports:
On the half-page set aside for Northam, there is a headshot of him in a jacket and tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and a third of him sitting casually on the ground, leaning against a convertible.
The fourth photo on the half-page has two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black. The person with the black face is also wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Both are holding canned drinks.
Credit: The Virginian-Pilot
It should be noted it’s not clear who the people in the photo are, but a quote belonging to Northam which appears below the photo states: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”
Members of the Virginia GOP Friday demanded Northam resign, or offer an explanation for the photo.
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