Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Med student who edited Virginia governor Ralph Northam's 1984 yearbook claims racist image which could end his career may have been placed beside his profile by MISTAKE

Daily Mail
February 5, 2019

The racist yearbook photo which could end Ralph Northam's career may have been placed alongside his profile by mistake, according to the med student co-edited it.

Giac Chan Nguyen-Tan, a physician practicing in Connecticut, remembers that a page he laid out for the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook was changed without his knowledge before publication.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has faced calls to resign since a 35-year-old photo emerged on his yearbook page of a person in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan robe.

In his initial apology, Northam, a pediatric neurologist, said that the photo does not represent who he is now. A day later, he denied being in the photograph at all, while admitting to wearing blackface to imitate Michael Jackson at a dance contest.

Nguyen-Tan said he also doesn't believe it's Northam in the photo and that he never saw anyone in blackface or a KKK robe at the school. Born in Vietnam, he said he is well acquainted with racism and that Northam is 'the furthest thing he can be from someone who is a racist or bigot.'

Giac Chan Nguyen-Tan said he doesn't remember laying out Northam's page and it is unlikely that many students would have noticed if it had been placed there intentionally. He said: 'Could (the offensive photo) have been slipped in there? Absolutely.'


Trey Rusk said...

Now the Attorney General was found have a picture out there in black face and the Lt. Governor is accused of sexual assault. The top 3 Democrats are on a sinking ship and the next person in line is the Speaker of the House, a Republican.

Dave Freeman said...

If it weren't so destructive it would be fun to watch democratic/socialist attack politics come back and bite em in the ass.