Officers from Jap Virginia Medical College, which Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attended, are talking Tuesday concerning the racist images that appeared on Northam’s yearbook web page, in addition to on others over time.
The varsity has confronted an onslaught of criticism since Friday, when Northam’s web page within the medical faculty’s 1984 yearbook was revealed, displaying one particular person in blackface and one other in a Ku Klux Klan costume. Northam initially apologized for showing within the photograph after which the subsequent day mentioned that hewithin the photograph.
He additionally attributed the looks of the photograph on his web page to another person’s mistake and mentioned he had not seen the yearbook, which he mentioned he didn’t buy, till final week. He has been heading offby the NAACP in addition to nationwide and state Democrats, who swiftly condemned using the photograph.
The president of the varsity, Richard Homan, apologized on Saturday, saying, “We share the outrage, alarm and disappointment voiced by our alumni, the press and lots of on social media relating to the image revealed within the 1984 scholar yearbook.” He referred to as the photograph “shockingly abhorrent and completely antithetical to the ideas, morals and values we maintain and espouse….Racism and discrimination in any type just isn’t acceptable.”
Since Friday, one other classmate of Northam’s was discovered to be carrying a blackface costume in the identical yearbook. Based on CBS4 in Denver, Parkview Hospital, in Pueblo, mentioned that Dr. Stephen Nafziger seems in blackface in costume as a part of the group The Supremes.