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2/6/2019

Virginia: The State That Just Keeps On Giving

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:12 am



[guest post by Dana]

While Gov. Northam refuses to resign from office in spite of increasing pressure from leading Democrats for him to do so, Lt. Gov. Fairfax, in line to succeed Gov. Northam, is currently fighting a sexual misconduct allegation made by a professor at Scripps College. Fairfax reportedly was pretty ugly when he attempted to discredit his accuser during a private meeting. Now we are learning that Attorney General Mark Herring, who would be next in line to be governor after Fairfax, made a preemptive move this morning by admitting that he too wore blackface while in college some 40 years ago:

I am sure we all have done things at one time or another in our lives that show poor judgment, and worse yet, have caused some level of pain to others. I have a glaring example from my past that I have thought about with deep regret in the many years since, and certainly each time I took a step forward in public service, realizing that my goals and this memory could someday collide and cause pain for people I care about, those who stood with me in the many years since, or those who I hoped to serve while in office.

In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song,” Herring said. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.

This was a one-time occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct.

[…]

“Although the shame of that moment has haunted me for decades, and though my disclosure of it now pains me immensely, what I am feeling in no way compares to the betrayal, the shock, and the deep pain that Virginians of color may be feeling. Where they have deserved to feel heard, respected, understood, and honestly represented, I fear my actions have contributed to them being forced to revisit and feel a historical pain that has never been allowed to become history.

“This conduct is in no way reflective of the man I have become in the nearly 40 years since.

Interesting that Herring couldn’t bring himself to say “blackface” in his statement. Rather he used the almost innocuous “brown makeup” instead. Preemptively politicking with a sly choice of non-inflammatory words and sidestepping blunt accuracy before his hopeful ascendancy to governorship – whether in 2019 or 2021 – demonstrates that he’s fairly practiced at this game.

As a reminder, just four days ago, Herring called on Northam to resign:

It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down. I have spoken with Lieutenant Governor Fairfax and assured him that, should he ascend to the governorship, he will have my complete support and commitment to ensuring his success and the success of our Commonwealth

If the three executives facing various scandals found themselves out of office, then next up to bat would be Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, Kirk Cox.

P.S. The New York Times is torn. Circle the wagons or be honest:

Then:

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Now:

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–Dana

84 Responses to “Virginia: The State That Just Keeps On Giving”

  1. In a sane world, the youthful indiscretions of 30 or 40 years ago would no longer be held against an individual. We no longer live in that world.

    Dana (023079)

  2. I go by the isolated 20 / 20 apology rule. It an isolated thing happened before you were 20, more than 20 years ago, and you seem sincerely sorry about it I’m probably content to move on.

    Obviously this is a rule of thumb. But in this case I don’t think the guy should resign.

    If you can show me that he’s been lying about it or that it’s part of a pattern of mocking or dehumanizing black as an ongoing thing I’m happy to reconsider.

    Time123 (dba73f)

  3. Actually, if some b!tch accused me of raping her, I would say “F**k that lying w**re”, and worse things, in public, let alone in private. Scorched earth, man.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Whether guilty or innocent, nk? Because I could see doing it whether having done it or not. A guilty party deflecting by attempting to appear righteously indignant at the mere suggestion, or because knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was lying begets a proportionate outcry.

    Dana (023079)

  5. By initiating the current rush to judgement for three decent human beings, the press seems hell-bent on proving Mr. Trump’s statement that the press is “the enemy of the people.”

    John B Boddie (66f464)

  6. He has already said he’s innocent. That it was consensual. If he is not going to be indignant for being falsely accused of rape, what accusation would make him mad?

    nk (dbc370)

  7. Posted this in previous thread:

    The New York Times
    @nytimes
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he dressed up in a wig and brown makeup as part of a costume while a university student
    __ _

    Currently between fraudulent suspensions
    @jtLOL
    “brown makeup”
    “dark makeup”

    It’s good to be a Democrat.
    __ _

    Josh
    @JoshFromIndy
    Replying to
    @nytimes
    “Dark makeup”? Are you kidding me,
    @nytimes?
    Just call it what it is: blackface.
    __ _

    Joshua Roberts
    @joshtweetsthat
    I wonder if newly minted
    @nytimes
    columnist and all-around excellent writer
    @jbouie
    has any thoughts about this?
    __ _

    Phil Colorado
    @PhilColorado
    NYT: Mary Poppins and a Nanny’s Shameful Flirting With Blackface
    NYT: Blackface Video Has Elite New York Private School in an Uproar
    NYT: Florida Secretary of State Resigns After Blackface Photos Surface

    But also NYT: Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Dark Makeup

    harkin (e15868)

  8. ‘youthful indiscretions…’

    Reagan voted for FDR.

    Four times.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  9. “Actually, if some b!tch accused me of raping her, I would say “F**k that lying w**re”, and worse things, in public, let alone in private. Scorched earth, man.”

    According to Woke Nation, your temperament is not suitable for you to be on the SCOTUS.

    Take solace in the fact you agree w Matt Damon:

    Now … with social media, these stories get — it’s like they get gasoline poured on them. So the moment a claim is made, if you make that same claim today to me, I would be scorched earth. I’d go, “I don’t care if it costs $10 million to fight this in court with you for 10 years, you are not taking my name from me.“

    https://www.boston.com/culture/entertainment/2017/12/15/matt-damon-under-fire-for-comments-about-sexual-misconduct-allegations

    harkin (e15868)

  10. Reagan voted for FDR.“

    I read once that JFK donated $$ to Richard Nixon’s congressional campaign against a democrat he didn’t like.

    harkin (e15868)

  11. I was thinking of attaching this as an update to Dana’s post, but it’s pretty barbed so it’s probably better if I just link it here. But this is a pretty awesome broadside at the dilemma in which Old Dominion Democrats find themselves:

    https://twitter.com/devingatton/status/1093182548111429633

    JVW (54fd0b)

  12. According to Woke Nation, your temperament is not suitable for you to be on the SCOTUS.

    I have it in writing from the Illinois Supreme Court too. Every Letter Of Good Standing they have issued me since 1982 ends with the statement that “[I have] never been disciplined”.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. @10. True. Helen Gahagan. JFK and The Big Dick saw red.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  14. I’m enjoying this! Our revolutions are slower than others, but much less bloody.

    And now the Womynz are in charge of the Democrat Party. Hilarity ensues!

    Patricia (3363ec)

  15. I read once that JFK donated $$ to Richard Nixon’s congressional campaign against a democrat he didn’t like.

    Wasn’t that really just Papa Joe though? It’s not as if the Kennedy boys built any fortunes independently, so I would imagine that any JFK donation was just money funneled through him by his dad. Joe Kennedy was not only a donor to Nixon, but he was a pretty staunch patron of Joe McCarthy too. Back in the days when some Democrats weren’t so keen on Marxism.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  16. It was only a thousand bucks so he probably just looked under the sofa cushions.

    Also – Gahagan Douglas was the wife of Melvyn Douglas and an actress in the 30s.
    Her portrayal of an ice queen in She according to Walt Disney was the inspiration for the evil queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

    Also also – Illeana Douglas is a granddaughter but not sure if it was from Melvyn’s earlier marriage or his w Gahagan.

    harkin (1cc715)

  17. Good riddance this will clear out the dead wood of the democrat party allowing kathy tran and the other budding young aoc’s to take over virginia democrat party. 90% of democrats would vote for aoc if she was old enough to run. 2024 is coming! poll 70% of young latinas want to be next aoc!

    lany (2857a1)

  18. The three executives embroiled in their own public relation catastrophes will not resign, and will resist any effort to be pushed out office for the simple fact that next in line is a Republican. And that is utterly unacceptable. Especially after an election where Dems successfully retained control of three statewide offices and were able to flip 14 seats in the House of Delegates. There is no way they will give up that success. We are witnessing the diminishing of historical blackface and #MeToo for the sake of (Democratic) politics. And infanticide isn’t even on the table.

    Dana (023079)

  19. Imagine the outcry if a republican would have done this.
    Crickets from Team Rino and the shrinking tent.

    mg (8cbc69)

  20. nk (dbc370) — 2/6/2019 @ 11:03 am

    So wait, courts give you guys report cards?

    Dave (1bb933)

  21. It is being reported that Tyson (Fairfax’s accuser) told someone about the assault:

    Tyson’s Stanford colleague Jennifer Freyd told the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday that sometime last fall, at the start of their fellowship program, Tyson told Freyd and a couple of other colleagues about the 2004 encounter at the Boston convention. Freyd doesn’t remember whether Tyson named Fairfax, but said that she spoke about it while “illustrating a concept” they were discussing about sexual violence.

    “It was not that remarkable in that many times I’ve sat with colleagues and they talked about being victimized and how it fits in with what we are talking about,” said Freyd, a University of Oregon psychology professor who is part of the same Stanford behavioral sciences fellowship program with Tyson.

    Dana (023079)

  22. IIRC, the VA Governor line of succession goes:

    Gov
    LT Gov
    AG
    Speaker of House of Delegates

    If that’s right, then the 4th person is a Republican …

    jim2 (a5dc71)

  23. I was guessing murder and cannibalism I lost my touch.

    Narciso (51f90d)

  24. Forcing sexual acts by Fairfax should get him a bit in the slammer.

    mg (8cbc69)

  25. #1 In a sane world, the youthful indiscretions of 30 or 40 years ago would no longer be held against an individual. We no longer live in that world.

    Dana (023079) — 2/6/2019 @ 10:13 am

    I love how concise this is. Bravo.

    It’s sad…

    How do we go back to the old rules that youthful indiscretions isn’t treated as an invisible Sword of Damocles threatening to drop once those indiscretions becomes public?

    whembly (fd57f6)

  26. #21 It is being reported that Tyson (Fairfax’s accuser) told someone about the assault:
    Tyson’s Stanford colleague Jennifer Freyd told the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday that sometime last fall, at the start of their fellowship program, Tyson told Freyd and a couple of other colleagues about the 2004 encounter at the Boston convention. Freyd doesn’t remember whether Tyson named Fairfax, but said that she spoke about it while “illustrating a concept” they were discussing about sexual violence.
    “It was not that remarkable in that many times I’ve sat with colleagues and they talked about being victimized and how it fits in with what we are talking about,” said Freyd, a University of Oregon psychology professor who is part of the same Stanford behavioral sciences fellowship program with Tyson.

    Dana (023079) — 2/6/2019 @ 12:28 pm

    Do you think Democrats will learn that due process is important and how badly they’ve acted during the Kavanaugh hearings?

    whembly (b9d411)

  27. They fired off the torpedo spread and their sjw signaling gave off a wake. The toothsome trio have been responsible for much more severe trespasses abominations et al.

    Narciso (51f90d)

  28. “Depraved New World” by Malodorous Suxley

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  29. “JFK and The Big Dick saw red”

    And they were right.

    https://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=List_of_Americans_in_the_Venona_papers

    harkin (e15868)

  30. “You’re free to come and go, or talk like Kurtis Blow
    But there’s a pair of eyes in back of your head.”

    – They Might Be Giants

    JRH (fe281f)

  31. Dr. Mildred Watson: You’re just like Don Quixote. You think that everything is always something else.

    Justin Playfair: Well, he had a point. ‘Course he carried it a bit too far. He thought that every windmill was a giant. That’s insane. But, thinking that they might be, well… All the best minds used to think the world was flat. But what if it isn’t? It might be round. And bread mold might be medicine. If we never looked at things and thought of what might be, why we’d all still be out there in the tall grass with the apes.

    They Might Be Giants – 1971

    harkin (e15868)

  32. Don’t let’s start…

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  33. So wait, courts give you guys report cards?

    In a word, yes. It could be worse: Elizabeth Warren got an F in Sex from Texas.

    nk (dbc370)

  34. For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
    Hoist with his own petard. And ’t shall go hard,
    But I will delve one yard below their mines,
    And blow them at the moon. Oh, ’tis most sweet

    — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 4.

    Bored Lawyer (998177)

  35. lieawatha kicked off reservation and banned from happy hunting ground.

    mg (8cbc69)

  36. She has enhanced her resume to the point she could now run for chief attorney general of the commonwealth of taxachusetts.

    mg (8cbc69)

  37. lets get every body and democrat women will rule! aoc to bad pelosi is a woman.

    lany (175005)

  38. Matriarchies are seldom successful. Angela Merkel had the longest run recently, but that’s because German males have been trained to pee sitting down.

    nk (dbc370)

  39. Sweet Virginia

    Wadin’ through Ralph Northam’s sad kerfuffle
    Then there’s dat Fairfax and all his charms
    Tryin’ to sort it out without a scuffle
    Can’t pay the check, they all got T-Rex arms

    Thank you for your whine, California
    Thank you for that rank Kamala-toe
    Never say that I didn’t warn ya
    And hit the road with yer tail of woe

    But come on, calm on down Sweet Virginia
    Come on, honey child, beggin’ you
    Come on, calm on down, you had it in ya
    Got to scrape that schiff right off your shoes

    Yeah, I want you to come on, calm on down Sweet Virginia
    I want you to come on, calm on down, Sweet Virginia
    I want you come on, honey child, beggin’ you
    I want you come on, honey child, he put it in you
    Got to scrape that schiff right off your shoes

    But come on, calm on down, Sweet Virginia
    Come on, calm on down, beggin’ you
    Come on, come on down, he put it in you
    Got to scrape that schiff right off your shoes

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  40. Some commentators said during the Kavanaugh hearings that the Democrats won’t like the new rules they’ve established. Guess they were right.

    B.A. DuBois (80f588)

  41. It’s the “He Too” movement !!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  42. Excellent song parody as usual, Colonel.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  43. Their devotion to moloch opened up a pouparri of trouble:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mcmoynihan

    Narciso (ff1e57)

  44. 42- Applause

    mg (8cbc69)

  45. Thank you, JVW! I had to post it twice, forgot that sk*nk was put on the no-fly list.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  46. Thanks, mg.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  47. Inspired coronello.

    Narciso (ff1e57)

  48. Thx, narciso!

    Coming soon: Van & Jerry’s Cookies an’ Dog Poop Ice Cream!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  49. Who would have thought a self proclaimed marxist revolutionary and 9/11 denialist would react that way.

    Narciso (ff1e57)

  50. harkin (e15868) — 2/6/2019 @ 10:59 am

    I read once that JFK donated $$ to Richard Nixon’s congressional campaign against a democrat he didn’t like.

    Nixon thought JFK had given his own money (he gave it in cash) and was lying to him in saying it was from his father (because Nixon had no contact with Joseph P. Kennedy but Nixon and JFK were serving together on a House committee and got along well but, Nixon would have thought, for political reasons JFK couldn’t help him.)

    This was in the 1948 election.

    In all probability, it really was Joe Kennedy who wanted to give Nixon money and JFK was indeed embarrassed to hand it to Nixon. Nixon was famous.

    Sammy Finkelman (b0ece0)

  51. BOY, it’s a good thing that Pence doesn’t meet with women by himself. I hope there are no pictures of him in blackface, although someone might be found who remembers such. Because if they go after Trump, they will surely want to get rid of Pence, too, so that President Pelosi can take charge.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  52. Dana (023079) — 2/6/2019 @ 10:13 am

    In a sane world, the youthful indiscretions of 30 or 40 years ago would no longer be held against an individual. We no longer live in that world.

    The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself, but that can go pretty far.

    People are not saying what they think, but what they are afraid to say they do not think.

    The Attorney General’s statement was ridiculous. He talks like people always thought blackface extremely terrible, instead of maybe something that should make you cringe.

    And also we have that what you just heard of yesterday is treated like it happened yesterday.

    Maybe exaggerating it will put an end to it.

    Sammy Finkelman (b0ece0)

  53. Well, darn, this wouldn’t be happening in a state with Roy Moore as its junior senator: http://www.yahoo.com/news/alabama-city-respond-decision-police-shooting-140051714

    urbanleftbehind (bc1932)

  54. The link sucks, but I know what you’re referring to. Wild Bill Hickock killed his own deputy that way. So did Matt Dillon but I think that was fictional. That’s what happens when people play with guns. People get shot. This was an accident. There might be civil liability, but I don’t see any criminal state of mind on the part of the cop.

    nk (dbc370)

  55. that President Pelosi can take charge

    When Pence takes office, Cocaine Mitch will confirm his successor.

    Dave (1bb933)

  56. I get a kick out of the Babylon Bee:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in controversy once again, this time after she admitted to wearing racially offensive “paleface” at a costume party back in her college days.

    “As a proud Native American woman, I now realize that dressing as a white woman at that party all those years ago was insensitive and offensive,” she said in a heartfelt apology video. “It was wrong of me to culturally appropriate white culture, as I am only 1023/1024th white European colonizer.”

    “I only hope that my constituents can forgive me for who I was back in my college days,” she added.

    Warren was also photographed with a friend dressed as a KKK member, but she refused to distance herself from that photograph, calling the KKK “an important part of the history of abortion rights in America, for which I have fought my whole career.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/elizabeth-warren-admits-to-wearing-paleface-at-college-costume-party

    harkin (1cc715)

  57. I’m not the Babylon Bee, but Dave, for at least one, will like this:

    White House to Unveil a Global Women’s Empowerment Initiative, Led by Ivanka Trump
    Step 1: Be born to a billionaire daddy.
    Step 2: Marry a billionaire husband.

    nk (dbc370)

  58. Ho hum, maybe you want to throw rug bits ar her like with the new performance piece in DC

    Narciso (ff1e57)

  59. Cleopatra in her bath. It’s in Greek, but so was she.

    nk (dbc370)

  60. Is George Hamilton considered a black face?

    mg (8cbc69)

  61. And it wasn’t that long that the Virginia GOP nominated a racist or racist-adjacent. There indeed a problem with public figures in that state.

    Paul Montagu (27e440)

  62. I dont know mg, but maybe the Great Society was just a way to get ensure “darkie” never got into the family tree.

    urbanleftbehind (bc1932)

  63. This is what happens when you establish some kind of pure test for people–the Democrats established the rule with Kavanaugh, and while I don’t agree with it, they can just abide by it, like they expect everyone else to do.

    Rochf (877dba)

  64. I knew it!

    William Elwood, who now lives in McGaheysville, was a page designer for the EVMS yearbook in 1984, the same year the picture on Northam’s page was published. Elwood says the yearbook staff only published pictures that were given to them.
    “Each student was allowed to submit a certain number of pictures that they wanted to appear on the page with their graduation photograph,” said Elwood. “They chose their own pictures, they were submitted in a sealed envelope with their name on them, and the only time that envelope was opened was when the layout was done on their page.”
    In a press conference, Northam said the picture is not of him. He believes it was placed on the wrong page.
    When asked about that, Elwood says the chance of a mix-up is unlikely.
    “In my personal knowledge and the people I knew that were working on the staff, we went through great pains to make sure that there was not a mix-up,” Elwood said. “To my knowledge, nobody complained that their picture ended up on a different page.”
    Elwood does not recall working on Northam’s specific page, but he does recall that blackface pictures were not uncommon in the school’s yearbook.

    IMO, Northam is lying. He’s more likely the blackface and less the KKK guy, but it’s Northam in that photo.

    Paul Montagu (27e440)

  65. what was the first clue, the picture was on his page, note with Kavanaugh’s accuser, they memory holed the whole run of yearbooks, it is striking that the three amigos, all are in favor of moloch, sodomy and other dark arts, also islam, cair was their amen corner,

    narciso (d1f714)

  66. Well, if you have a population that reverts to a strict no sex before marriage standard (to borrow from JRH in the other thread), sodomy in the heterosexual community becomes a “do as I say not as I do” proposition (e.g. Muslim teens, lesser extent Mormon teens).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  67. There is difference between dark makeup and blackface.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F96DlM3N5KQ

    TryingToBeFairToTheNYT (565659)

  68. sleazy dirty-ass disney seems to have to fire a lot of trashy people on a fairly regular basis

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  69. Captain marvel will not be available on Netflix nor any other marvel film:

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c5a1cb1e4b0871047588649

    Narciso (43b2e2)

  70. @63. Howzabout ‘Superman’?

    Catch Kent Shinola-up in an episode titled’ The Big Freeze’ from ’56.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  71. Give it another week, and the whole thing will have petered out.

    nk (dbc370)

  72. No they found a Republican norman something or other so let the witchhunt go on,

    Narciso (43b2e2)

  73. The claim taht blackface (by itself) is just about teh worst thing, was not around 30 years ago, but it was starting alreday about six years ago:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/nyregion/hikind-defends-wearing-blackface-to-purim-party.html

    The assemblyman, Dov Hikind, a Democrat and a longtime power broker in the Orthodox Jewish community, wore an Afro wig, brown makeup, an orange jersey and sunglasses as part of a costume that he said represented a “black basketball player.”

    “The main objective that I have is not to be recognizable,” Mr. Hikind said in an interview. “Of course the intention was not to offend anyone. That’s the last thing that I ever imagined that would happen, to be very honest. It never crossed my mind.”

    Mr. Hikind had hundreds of guests to his home on Sunday, and as he said he had done in past years, he enlisted a professional makeup artist to help him with his costume. When his grown son, Yoni, asked him if he could post a photograph of the outfit on Facebook, Mr. Hikind said he did not see a problem with it.

    But on Monday morning, after The New York Observer [owned at the tiem by Jared Kushner – SF] published an article about the costume, Mr. Hikind found himself at the center of a firestorm. He initially brushed off the attention, writing on his blog that it was a product of “political correctness to the absurd” and adding, “There is not a prejudiced bone in my body.”

    Over the course of the day, a parade of elected officials condemned Mr. Hikind. Several candidates for mayor of New York City demanded that he apologize, and the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, called his actions “inappropriate and offensive.”

    …..In the interview, Mr. Hikind said that he was flabbergasted by the outcry, and that he suspected many did not understand the tradition of dressing up for Purim.

    “My wife, you saw the picture, she was the devil,” Mr. Hikind said. “Believe me, she’s not the devil.”

    A day latyer, assemblyman Dov Hikind apologized.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dov-hikind-apologizes-blackface-photo-article-1.1274407

    “I am sincerely sorry that I have hurt anyone,” the Democrat wrote on Twitter and his blog. “I apologize for the pain that I have caused anyone by this incident, and by any remarks that I have made in connection with it.”

    But atlest they weren’t into yet demanding politicians resign for non-crimes.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  74. Paul Montagu @68

    There was New York times story about the yearbooks that also says the same thing:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/northam-yearbook.html

    Dr. Elwood worked on the yearbook that year, laying out pages, he said. For their personal pages, students would submit their own photos to the staff, he said. The designers would lay them out on the page, he said, and mark where each photo was to be placed. The photos were then put into an envelope, which was attached to the page where they belonged and sent to the press to be printed.

    There was more blackface pictures in the yearbook that year: Three men dressed in wigs, dresses and blackface, pretending to be The Supremes plus anotehr one the New York Times did not describe.

    Probably worse as a picture of a professor holding a mug that read: “We can’t get fired! Slaves have to be sold.” (the message seems to be “tenured teachers are slaves” Actuyally it doesn’t make any sense.

    There was also a picture of a male student grabbing a female mannequin’s breast with the caption, “I try never to divulge my true feelings while examining my patients!”

    The editor of the 1983 yearbook was black, and he said that he did not receive any offensive photos – and he would have considered blackface offensive – he wouldn’t have permitted its publication.t.

    Publication of yearbooks was stopped as of 2014, when Dr. Richard V. Homan, two years after becoming the medical school’s president, learned that there were photos of students wearing Confederate outfits and flags in the 2013 yearbook.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  75. In today’s news:

    Republican – they found one – State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment was the editor of the 1968 yearbook of the Birginia Military Institute. That means anything in it can be attributed to him, , and they found all kinds of objectionable content.

    Insults, catering to prejudice, yes, but also instances of blackface!

    https://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/virginia/article_d4ce7700-2ae3-11e9-ace9-ff7814740140.html

    In an interview hours later, Norment, 72, emphasized he was one of seven yearbook editors. He said his role as managing editor was to ensure writers and photographers showed up and turned in assignments on time.

    “I was kind of the first sergeant,” he said. “I’m still culpable, but it is by association with a team that produced that yearbook with those photos.”

    He added that he was not in and did not take any of the offensive photos.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)


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