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Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incident

Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incidentVirginia's embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party.



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Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandal

Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandalThe police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apologized after a photo surfaced showing two officers in blackface during a 1993 sting operation.



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Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incident

Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incidentVirginia’s embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party, as a web of scandals enveloped three top party officials. A Democratic state lawmaker, meanwhile, said on Twitter that he would not move immediately on his call over the weekend for impeachment proceedings against Virginia’s lieutenant governor, who has been accused of sexually assaulting two women, charges he has denied. Party leaders in the state and across the nation have now called for Governor Ralph Northam and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax over their separate accusations.



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Northam Tells Staff He Won’t Resign over Racist Yearbook Photo

Northam Tells Staff He Won’t Resign over Racist Yearbook PhotoDuring a cabinet meeting Friday afternoon, Virginia governor Ralph Northam told his staff that he will not resign despite the overwhelming condemnation he’s received from fellow Democrats this week following the emergence of a racist photo on his 1984 medical-school-yearbook page, according to the Associated Press. The yearbook photo, which depicts one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan uniform, was first published on Friday by the right-wing website Big League Politics. Immediately following its publication, Northam admitted to appearing in the photo and apologized for the harm it caused his constituents. Then, during a Saturday afternoon press conference, Northam backtracked, denying that he appeared in the photo but admitting to darkening his face on another occasion while he was in college.



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Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia's racist history

Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia's racist historyRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page has served as a glaring reminder that Virginia — a former bastion of slavery and white supremacy— continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history.



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Virginia governor hangs on amid outcry over racist photo

Virginia governor hangs on amid outcry over racist photoNortham, who has avoided the public since Saturday, has faced nearly universal calls to step down from within his own party in Virginia – seen as a key swing state for the 2020 presidential election – as well as from at least five Democratic presidential candidates. Monique Alcala, the president of the Virginia Democratic Latino Caucus, became the latest to urge Northam to quit. In a telephone interview she said she believed Northam’s political record showed he was not racist but that he should resign because he had lost the moral authority to lead.



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Person upset by abortion stance tipped site to racist photo

Person upset by abortion stance tipped site to racist photoA "concerned citizen" upset by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's recent comments on abortion legislation tipped off a conservative news site about a racist yearbook photo now threatening the governor's career, the site's editor said Monday.



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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clings to office amid racist yearbook photo scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clings to office amid racist yearbook photo scandalVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his job amid indications that he might not be forced out if he refuses to quit.



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Flashback: Northam Campaign Insinuates Gillespie, GOP Are Racist

Flashback: Northam Campaign Insinuates Gillespie, GOP Are RacistDuring the 2017 gubernatorial contest, then-lieutenant governor Ralph Northam cast his opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie, and the Virginians who supported him as bigots intent on implementing policies reflective of their hatred of racial minorities. Northam — whose medical-school yearbook page, it was revealed Friday, features a photo of one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan uniform — attempted to convince the electorate of Gillespie’s evil intentions in countless television, digital, and postal advertisements. Citing Gillespie’s opposition to sanctuary-city policies, Northam and his allies explicitly labeled his opponent’s policies “racist” on numerous occasions.



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GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.



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