A governor who made national news this week with his pro-infanticide comments just got exposed with a deeply racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, according to a local news outlet.
The Virginian-Pilot, the state’s largest daily paper, published an image of Gov, Ralph Northam’s yearbook with a disturbing photo on it. The picture is of two people dressed up, one in blackface and one in a full Klu Klux Klan garb.
While it is not clear that either of the people pictured are Northam himself, the fact that it exists on a page full of pictures of him and with his name at the top strongly suggests that one of the figures could be him.
The Virginian-Pilot says they obtained a copy of the library at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where Northam graduated in 1984.
This all came to light the same week that Northam roiled the nation when he explained his state’s plan for allowing unwanted babies to die after they were already born.
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved,” Northam explained to a local news outlet. “When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”
Whether Northam is the blackface individual in the photo or the hooded one, it’s a very troubling look. Judging by the height difference between the two individuals, and the fact that Northam is six feet tall, he’s probably the taller person in the photo.
Worth mentioning is the fact that the mother of abortion provider Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, famously spoke to a KKK group and advocated for eugenics. Ironically, the yearbook photo also hit the national spotlight on the first day of February, also known as Black History Month.
The Washington Post also wrote a story about it and tried hard to defend Northam, but as the news spread about the yearbook, the internet melted.
Northam has been in office for just over a year.