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Old 02-01-19, 04:42 PM
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Re: We are a nation of cowards for not discussing race issues....

One of his nicknames was "Coonman"?

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Old 02-01-19, 04:52 PM
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After what happened in Florida with their Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax just might be getting a promotion.
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Old 02-01-19, 05:19 PM
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Oh boy..

Fairfax is more left leaning than Northam apparently .


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Maybe Steve King can give him advice on dodging this one
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Re: We are a nation of cowards for not discussing race issues....

I'm surprised a college would allow that pic in their yearbook in the first place.
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Yeah what backwood hillbilly high school did he go to? I thought Virginia wasn't part of the deep south.
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Yeah what backwood hillbilly high school did he go to? I thought Virginia wasn't part of the deep south.
medical school, not even high school.
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Old 02-01-19, 06:07 PM
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Maybe Steve King can give him advice on dodging this one
Seriously. Itís like NOW conservative leaders care about racism?!?
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Old 02-01-19, 06:15 PM
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Not excusing Northam in any way, but I went to school in Virginia a decade after this yearbook and I encountered some horrifically racist students. Guys who would think nothing of telling racist jokes or throwing around the n-word. I'm guessing a lot of Virginia politicians of his generation have skeletons like this in their closet -- maybe not quite so bad, but I don't think he's the only Virginia politician who has a disgusting history. I wonder if we'll start seeing more of those histories dragged out into daylight.
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Old 02-01-19, 06:57 PM
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I'm surprised a college would allow that pic in their yearbook in the first place.
And there’s the rub.

Are you people all 20 years old or something? Where were you all in 1984? People didn’t bat an eye at that shit back then. It was considered funny. The commonplace nature of it is evidenced by the fact that it was happily published.

By today’s standards it’s outrageous, but times change. Quit clutching your pearls.
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Old 02-01-19, 07:11 PM
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Re: We are a nation of cowards for not discussing race issues....

I’m 47 and lived most of my life in NC. And I’m gonna say that even there and then blackface and the Klan would not have made the cut in a yearbook, no matter if it was something folks joked about.
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Not excusing Northam in any way, but I went to school in Virginia a decade after this yearbook and I encountered some horrifically racist students. Guys who would think nothing of telling racist jokes or throwing around the n-word. I'm guessing a lot of Virginia politicians of his generation have skeletons like this in their closet -- maybe not quite so bad, but I don't think he's the only Virginia politician who has a disgusting history. I wonder if we'll start seeing more of those histories dragged out into daylight.
It's one thing to have a skeleton in the closet. To put it in a yearbook picture on your dedicated half-page, for a medical school yearbook no less....yeeesh. Can't use the I was a dumbass teenager excuse for that.

Wonder why it took so long for this to come out. Somebody was sitting on it.
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Stuart Varney and Jason Whitlock are the worst
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Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
Oh oh -
Ralph Northam yearbook page shows men in blackface and KKK robe
A photo from Gov. Ralph Northamís medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor

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I'm sure Dr. Giac-Chan Nguyen-Tan is thrilled to have been pulled into this mess.
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https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/subs...181026043.htmlSubstitute teacher banned from district after allegedly making racist comments to students.
What? She didn’t sleep with one of them first?

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And there’s the rub.

Are you people all 20 years old or something? Where were you all in 1984? People didn’t bat an eye at that shit back then. It was considered funny. The commonplace nature of it is evidenced by the fact that it was happily published.

By today’s standards it’s outrageous, but times change. Quit clutching your pearls.
I hate to say it, but ... ^that? Hell, it wasn’t all that long ago that I had the TV on and ABC Family Channel was airing Blazing Saddles. They bleeped out “goddamn” but left in all the ethnic/racial slurs. I was shocked. (ABC Family Channel existed from 2001 - 2006.)
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And thereís the rub.

Are you people all 20 years old or something? Where were you all in 1984? People didnít bat an eye at that shit back then. It was considered funny. The commonplace nature of it is evidenced by the fact that it was happily published.

By todayís standards itís outrageous, but times change. Quit clutching your pearls.
Iím not clutching my pearls at all. I have pictures of a middle school project we did in the 80s where we dressed up as notable historical figures and one of the white girls was Harriet Tubman with full-on black face (I also brought a vintage rifle to school that worked to be Davy Crockett). It was a different time. But even then I knew that dressing up in blackface and standing next to someone dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan would be a racist thing to do. And I too canít believe it made the yearbook.

He should definitely resign. But any Repubs calling for his head should remember that Steve King and Donald Trump still have jobs.

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Old 02-01-19, 11:38 PM
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It's one thing to have a skeleton in the closet. To put it in a yearbook picture on your dedicated half-page, for a medical school yearbook no less....yeeesh. Can't use the I was a dumbass teenager excuse for that.
No kidding. "I was a dumbass 20-something college graduate" just doesn't work. Like I said, I'm not trying to excuse him. I just don't think he's the only 60ish politician in Virginia with a racist past. Because that's how Virginia rolled in the 80s.
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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Yeah what backwood hillbilly high school did he go to? I thought Virginia wasn't part of the deep south.
I thought you knew racism exists everywhere...not just in convenient places.
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No kidding. "I was a dumbass 20-something college graduate" just doesn't work. Like I said, I'm not trying to excuse him. I just don't think he's the only 60ish politician in Virginia with a racist past. Because that's how Virginia rolled in the 80s.
Well, the problem today is that situations like this are being used for political positioning. I can't imagine Dems not knowing about this all this time.

In any case, we have to ask if the Gov displayed racist views since then, and what contributions he has made. I'm getting tired of the college and even high school yearbook assassinations.
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Wait, I thought Republican Politicians were the only racists??? I'm so confused......
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CNN falsely labeled Virginia's racist governor as a Republican.

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CNN falsely labeled Virginia's racist governor as a Republican.

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R and D are very close on the keyboard, so I could totally see this was a clerical mistake , and not jumping the gun thinking it HAD to be a Republican when these photos surfaced!
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R and D are very close on the keyboard, so I could totally see this was a clerical mistake , and not jumping the gun thinking it HAD to be a Republican when these photos surfaced!
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Seriously. Itís like NOW conservative leaders care about racism?!?
Political hypocrisy and tribalism. Just like how I don't expect my left-leaning friends to be posting their old yearbook photos in protest on FB like they did during the Kavanaugh hearings.
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Daily Beast reporter Kevin Fallon said that Jussie Smollett’s attackers were wearing MAGA hats.

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