Northam Plans Statewide ‘Reconciliation Tour’ To Make Up For Wearing Blackface
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has refused to resign over his racist 1984 blackface/KKK yearbook photos, opting instead to go on tour to address racial inequality.
“It’s been a horrific week for Virginia. A lot of individuals across Virginia have been hurt,” Northam told The Washington Post on Saturday.
Despite intense pressure from both sides of the aisle to resign, Northam insisted he still has work to do, announcing that he would instead launch a statewide “reconciliation tour” to discuss “race and healing.”
(Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page)