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Would every white Virginian who has not “blacked up” please come forward?

America’s racist history is repeating itself as farce in the southern state

By Diane Roberts  

Photo: Brian Cahn/Zuma Press/PA Images

No matter how much Americans hate this idea, the past is never dead. Nor is it past. Especially in the grand old Commonwealth of Virginia, the first English colony in North America, the cradle of presidents, and now the place where America’s racist history has come back to bite us on the bum.

Ralph Northam, Virginia’s newly-elected governor, may be forced to resign. A conservative news site unearthed a truly ghastly photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook (Northam is…

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