Virginia Governor has a Strange way of Celebrating Black History Month.
The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, is being heavily criticized after a photo has surfaced that shows him and another person in racist costumes. The photo is on his page of his 1984 medical school yearbook and it shows one person wearing blackface and the other person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, but it is not clear which person is Governor Northam. Hours after it surfaced, he apologized for his decision to appear in the photo and stated that he would continue the rest of his term. However, elected officials and activist groups from both sides of the political spectrum called for him to resign due to the scandal. In a video posted on twitter on Friday evening, Governor Northam stated the following,
I accept responsibility for my past actions, and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust.
Governor Northam confirmed on Friday evening that he appears in the photo in question, but he did not specify which person is him. However, he attempted to make the case that he was not in the photo at a news conference on Saturday, but he admitted that he did appear in blackface at another time that same year. There is no word yet if lawmakers will try to have the governor removed from office. We will have to wait and see what happens and if Governor Northam remains in office.