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March 01, 2019

Virginia Democrat Governor Jeremy Northam's Racial Reconciliation Tour Takes a Strange Twist When His Wife Hands Out Cotton to African American Students and Implores Them to Imagine Being Slaves

So these are the lessons we have to learn due to Jeremy Northam's wearing of blackface in the 80s.

A Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governorís residence when first lady Pam Northam handed raw cotton to her and another African American child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.

"The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions," Leah Dozier Walker, who oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Education Department, wrote Feb. 25 to lawmakers and the office of Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

"But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governorís office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness," she wrote.


Northam's office and one other parent of a child who was present said the first lady did not single out the African American students and simply handed out the cotton to a group. But the incident highlights the scrutiny and doubt that envelop the governor as he tries to push past racist incidents from his past and ignore continued calls for his resignation. His first attempt at a "reconciliation tour" failed last week when the student government at Virginia Union University asked him not to attend a civil rights commemoration there.


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