As someone pointed out earlier - How in the world did this not come up during the governors election cycle? I mean, it's in a yearbook. What an absolute failure of opposition research.
No, seriously, I wasn't kidding about his Republican opponent. Gillespie and the VAGOP campaigned on Northam not being racist enough.https://www.thedailybeast.com/virginia- ... es-removed
They probably did turn it up and decided it might help him...
JouJou - Lately you have seem to have taken more thoughtful and balanced positions on some of these threads, but this post is really just a cheap shot, and not worthy of you. The quote you provided says nothing about what you claim. Your words are your interpretation. You may consider the position that keeping confederate statues is racist and we could probably reopen the countless thread from the past to argue the point, but using this very partisan source to smear those you dont agree with politically with innuendo doesen't bring any value to the conversation, it only creates more anger and division.
Personally, I'd like to understand the situation better before condemning a person as racist and destroying his/her life, regardless of political persuasion. If possible it would be better to create a teachable moment with a positive outcome. Although it doesn't seem that this governor is handling this situation very well.
This situation takes me back to the Rosanne Barr situation a year or so ago. She clearly crossed a line, and in my opinion the disgust and outrage was warranted. HOWEVER, I felt that all of us would have been better served if Valerie Jerrett had made the effort to create a teachable moment by accepting Rosanne's apology and asking her to make demonstrative and measurable changes and contributions. Instead she advocated for Rosanne being fired, and thus all of the other people who were involved with her show, suffered, even though they were not involved. In my opinion it was a missed opportunity.
Perhaps there is an opportunity in this situation.