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Ralph Northam Racist Yearbook Photo

Holy crap 3.5 readers.

Has there ever been a more stunning fall from grace than the one happening to VA Gov. Ralph Northam right now?

When you’re confirmed to have appeared in a yearbook photo and you might have either been a klansman or a guy in blackface, your career should be toast.  I fear the media will have his back though and nothing will be done.

By the way, I was just a kid in the 1980s.  There were definitely some things in the pop culture that would make us cringe today.  However, that time period wasn’t exactly the Jim Crow South either.  I don’t recall a lot of fully grown adults walking around in blackface or klan robes, either in earnest or as a tasteless gag.  Frankly, I’m surprised the school allowed that photo to appear in the yearbook.  Mind you, this wasn’t a college or high school yearbook (though you should know better at those ages so it wouldn’t be excused) but this was a year book for fully grown adult professionals graduating from a medical doctor program.

He should resign.

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