VA Gov Northam Yearbook Page Features Men in Blackface, KKK Outfits

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.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s