VA med school releases Northam yearbook report

On Wednesday the Eastern Virginia Medical School released its report into a racist photo that appeared on the yearbook page of Governor Ralph Northam.
2:13 | 05/22/19

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We did review the contents of the yearbooks in detail. And as a result of that we have identified a number of photographs depicting black face in the airports including the photograph. That was disclosed on February 1 one in nineteen that the Texan individual and black face and another individual. And kkk robes that appeared in the 1984 your power. The yearbooks repeatedly contained other content. That could be offensive to women minorities. Certain ethnic groups and others. These issues are themes recur over much of the time period in which the yearbooks were published. Although we note they were less frequent in the later years of the year book's publication. With respect to the photograph. On governor north m.'s personal page depicting an individual black face. And an individual in kkk robes. We could not conclusively determine the identity of either individuals. Depicted in that photograph. The governor himself has made inconsistent public statements in this regard. No individual that we interviewed has told us from personal knowledge that the governor is in that photograph. And no individual with knowledge has come forward to us to report that the governors and the photograph. And light of the governor's statement on February 2 when in nineteen that he had not seen the photograph before. We sought to determine whether there is information. That the photograph was placed. On his page in error or by any other means that we're not at his direction. I won't know that our inquiry in this regard was restricted by the passage of time and by the dearth of contemporaneous. Documentation. While we have identified. No information that the photograph was placed on governor north m.'s personal page in error. Or by any other means not at his direction. We cannot conclusively determine the origin of that photograph.

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