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School Apologizes for Racist Yearbook Photos as VA Gov. Northam Resists Resignation

HeadlineFeb 06, 2019
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In Virginia, the president of Eastern Virginia Medical School responded to the ongoing scandal around a 1984 yearbook photo which reportedly shows Democratic Governor Ralph Northam either in blackface or a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Richard Homan apologized for the pain inflicted by racist yearbook photos over the years, and announced the school would investigate how such photos made it into the yearbook for decades.

Northam, who so far has resisted mounting calls to resign, initially apologized for the photo, but later walked back his statements, claiming neither of the men in the photo was him, although he did admit to using blackface on another occasion that same year. Northam is reportedly hiring a private investigator to look into the photos.

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