😕 😕 THE BLACK FACE DRAMA 😕 😕

Here we go again:

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is one of many white elected officials embroiled in the controversy of wearing the blackface. Recap: the history of the blackface is the caricature of African-Americans. When Megyn Kelly stated “I don’t see what is wrong with blackface, she missed a lot during history class specifically, slavery and the Civil Rights Era. What is wrong with the blackface, is it never should have been created, the creation of an insulting image to African-Americans is a reason our nation and the ethnic relations continue to be difficult to build and move forward.

Gov Ralph Northam is not the only white person who has done the blackface, however, he is the only one caught in this position-a reason why many elected officials, political commentators and 2020 candidates are calling for the Governor to resign.

“Recap: the history of the blackface is the caricature of African-Americans. When Megyn Kelly stated “I don’t see what is wrong with blackface, it’s clear she missed a lot during history class specifically, slavery and the Civil Rights Era.”

For Gov Ralph Northam to take part in such activities in his youth says a lot about him and his in the middle of the road “apology.” In my opinion, the Governor will not resign because he believes the issue will fade away and Virginians will accept the sub-par apology for his actions.

Calls to Resign-Not Happening:

Sidebar: Ralph Northam is like many white men who ideology is aligned with the GOP but uses the Democratic party to build a political legacy. Moreover, because the incident took place 25 years ago, Gov Northam does not seem think he has to step down-hint is sort of kind of apology is a clear example. The real question is, are we that surprise a southern Democratic white male had a blackface in his college years? Truth is white men with similar backgrounds to Gov Northam have acted in racists tendencies and now it’s catching up to them.

 “Moreover, because the incident took place 25 years ago, Gov Northam does not seem think he has to step down-hint is sort of kind of apology is a clear example.”

These pale males even in modern times, willful ignore their actions of their youth brushing it off to “I was young and stupid.” Part of the willful ignorance of Gov Northam is not resigning, this illustrates the dearth of care in his mindset to remove himself from office when he is not reflected of the African-American population in Virginia and will not represent their interest. Sidebar: this is a clear example of the good ole boy’s system of pale males who’s past actions does not have repercussions and they continue to serve out their terms.

LBJ Democrats Gotta Go!

“I’ll have these niggers voting for 200 years.” These are the words of President LBJ who signed the voting rights act into law losing the south politically and this is what Herring and Northam represent-LBJ Democrats. In short-they have and will always align with the mindset of the GOP, with no regard to helping the causes of African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics.

“I’ll have these niggers voting for 200 years.” These are the words of President LBJ who signed the voting rights act into law losing the south politically and this is what Herring and Northam represent-LBJ Democrats.”

Gov Northam not fully addressing the issue about the blackface used to make fun of African-Americans when they had no rights and could not protest the insult demonstrates the attitude Mr. Northam. As a LBJ Democrat, his ideology is one of self-interest and being part of the good ole boys club. A problem of the Democratic party is the continued existing of LBJ Democrats in the party no longer reflective of that ideology.

Sources:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-voting-democratic/

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/virginia-ag-herring-says-he-donned-blackface-as-a-young-man-1152263?fbclid=IwAR09ucceT9JHxLf9Xa4-QV4kqUDHx_eNLqtEa1UAEdvDC4FIb82aF5iBOdk

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/03/sotu-panel-pt-1.cnn

https://www.vox.com/2019/2/3/18209320/virginia-gov-ralph-northam-resignation

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/03/ralph-northam-virginia-governor-urged-resign-over-blackface-photo/2761195002/

https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/why-is-blackface-controversial-look-at-history.htm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/va-gov-northams-medical-school-yearbook-page-shows-men-in-blackface-kkk-robe/2019/02/01/517a43ee-265f-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html?noredirect=on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/northam-mum-about-his-plans-after-a-flood-of-calls-for-his-resignation-for-racist-and-offensive-photo/2019/02/02/5883402a-26e9-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html

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