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Focus on Virginia blackface scandal misses a bigger point

David Love writes that focusing on the blackface scandal surrounding Gov. Ralph Northam and others causes racism to be thought of as a historic artifact. It takes attention away from the present issue of systemic racism and all of its implications -- from health to wealth -- for black people.
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Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam

After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.
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How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

Virgnia Gov. Ralph Northam and actor Liam Neeson were both involved in actions widely condemned as racist. Both denied they are racist. It's a phenomenon known as "racism without racists."
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‘He’s Not There Yet’: Embattled Governor Seeks Forgiveness From Black Virginians

Seeking to recover from the scandal over his use of blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam is scrambling to rebuild his image among African-Americans.
Tags: News, Virginia, Discrimination, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, Steele, Boyd, Herring, Charles Jr, Ralph Northam, Northam, Mark R, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Justin Edward


Virginia governor asks lawmakers to focus on budget 'equity'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked lawmakers Thursday to pass a state budget that has a "greater focus on issues of equity" as he tries to move past a blackface scandal that nearly ended his governorship.
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Governor asks lawmakers to focus on ‘equity’ in budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking lawmakers to pass a state budget that has a “greater focus on the issues of equity.” Northam met with a group of lawmakers Thursday to discuss his spending plan. The Democratic governor also sent a letter to key members of the GOP-led General Assembly […]
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Northam's Apology Tour Is Too Little Too Late For Many Of Va.'s Young Black Leaders

In Virginia, there seems to be a growing difference of opinion between young and older black leaders concerning whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. (Image credit: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images)
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Northam postpones Black History Month reception amid fallout

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through […]
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Northam Postpones Black History Month Event As Racist Photo Fallout Continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through better ways to honor Black History Month. Black leaders said Monday that they would stage a large protest outside the reception. Northam ha...
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Tyson: ‘Sometimes You Have To Lead By Example No Matter How Hard It Is’

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. “One thing that I notice about sexual violence is that a lot of people would like to glance away from this,” Vanessa Tyson told a Stanford University symposium on Tuesday night. “It’s one of the ugliest parts of humanity. Trust ...
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United States: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage for Remote Patient Monitoring - Foley & Lardner

The bill now heads to the office of Governor Ralph Northam for signature.
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How Virginia’s top 3 leaders are handling scandals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia’s top elected officials remain in office despite varying calls for their ouster amid scandals involving blackface costumes and sexual-assault allegations. But each has taken a slightly different path forward. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring both admitted earlier this month to wearing blackface years ago. […]
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Ralph Northam Lauds ‘Second Chances’ For Felons Amid His Blackface Scandal

The Virginia governor praised the restoration of felons’ voting rights as he still vows not to resign over racist photo.
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Northam Releases Statement Touting Felon Rights Efforts: ‘I Believe In Second Chances’

As he works to clean up his image, following Democrats’ calls for his resignation after the blackface photos surfaced, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) office released a statement on Tuesday touting his past efforts to restore civil rights to felons and notably underscoring his belief in “second chances.” The statement doesn’t reference any new action taken by the governor, and it comes amid reports that Northam will go on a listening tour of the state, in hopes of winning back favor with Af...
Tags: News, Virginia, Black, Commonwealth, Ralph Northam, Northam, Nicole Lafond


Northam To Launch Listening Tour, Recalibrate Agenda To Rehab Image

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is crafting a plan to rehabilitate his image with African American voters by going on a listening tour, possibly upping the funding to historically Black colleges and universities and encouraging legislation to take down Confederate statues. According to a Monday Buzzfeed News report, Northam is hoping that heavy investment in African American-centric issues will win him back support from leaders like Rev. Al Sharpton who have called on him to resign. Two weeks...
Tags: News, Virginia, Black, Ku Klux Klan, BuzzFeed News, Confederate, Rev Al Sharpton, Ralph Northam, Northam, Kate Riga


Trump claims Democrat wants to 'execute a baby' then lies about El Paso border wall in wild rally speech

Donald Trump accused a Democrat governor of supporting the execution of babies, claimed border walls have been shown to reduce crime, and wildly overstated the size of his crowd during a string of falsehoods at a raucous rally in Texas. The president railed against immigration, abortion, and Democrat policies such as the Green New Deal, and took aim at a possible challenger – Beto O’Rouke, the former congressman who was holding a counter-rally a mile away. In perhaps the most bizarre part of t...
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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Northam’s ‘Racism Debt’ Might Be a Good Thing

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has the support of most black residents, according to a new poll, and Noah thinks he knows why.
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Trump On Virginia: ‘That State’s Going To Go Republican Pretty Soon’

The president criticized Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam while speaking at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas.
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Black Leaders Call for Forgiveness, Second Chance for Virginia Gov. Northam

Five black leaders from across Virginia gathered in Richmond Monday to support Gov. Ralph Northam`s following his blackface photo scandal.
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Racist Med School Yearbook Photos? Medicine's Racism Problems Go Even Deeper

The media attention around Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook photos shed light on the larger problem of how racism affects medical care for African Americans.(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
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Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him.
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Virginia Democrats hold fire on impeachment of lieutenant governor

Fairfax is one of three top state Democrats engulfed by scandal this month. Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have also faced criticism after admitting they wore blackface in the 1980s. Patrick Hope, a Democratic member of Virginia's House of Delegates, said he believed Fairfax should have resigned already after two women accused him of sexual assault but added he would not move immediately on his weekend call for impeachment proceedings.
Tags: News, Virginia, Fairfax, House of Delegates, Mark Herring, Patrick Hope, Ralph Northam


Historians Are Baffled By Northam Calling Slaves ‘Indentured Servants’

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Historians say they were “shocked” and “mystified” when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term “indentured servants” Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago. Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for doubt that the Africans were enslaved, the scholars said. “The indentured servitude thing is really bizarre,” said Davidson College professor Michael Guasco,...
Tags: News, Virginia, Africa, Ap, Angola, Cbs, North America, Gulf of Mexico, New York University, Hampton, Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk VA, Gayle King, Davidson College, Ralph Northam, Northam


Virginia's governor called slaves 'indentured servants.' Here's a fact check

Once again, Gov. Ralph Northam caused a nationwide facepalm with race-related comments.
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Blackface governor Ralph Northam calls slaves 'indentured servants'

Embattled Ralph Northam referred in a TV interview to slaves as "indentured servants from Africa".
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Virginia Governor says he will not resign

Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam tells CBS This Morning that he will not resign after a blackface photo emerged in his medical school yearbook. (Feb. 11)            [Author: AP]
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Did Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Say He Would ‘Execute a Baby After Birth’?

U.S. President Donald Trump used his 2019 State of the Union address to criticize the Democratic governor of Virginia.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Flubs Slavery Definition

Gov. Northam made a shaky start to his rehabilitation tour when he seemingly mixed up slaves with servants.
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Pressure mounts on Virginia Democrats over sex assault, racism scandals

Fairfax is one of three top Democrats in the state engulfed by scandal this month. Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have also faced criticism after admitting to having worn blackface in the 1980s. Patrick Hope, a Democratic member of the state's House of Delegates, said he believed Fairfax should have resigned already after two women accused him of sexual assault but added he would not move immediately on his weekend call for impeachment proceedings.
Tags: News, Virginia, Fairfax, House of Delegates, Mark Herring, Patrick Hope, Ralph Northam


Historians challenge Northam’s ‘indentured servants’ remark

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Historians say they were “shocked” and “mystified” when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term “indentured servants” Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago. Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for […]
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