Virginia Voters to Pay Reparations so Blackface Democrat Governor Can Save His Job

Sunday, February 10, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Jim Hoft
February 10, 2019

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced earlier this month showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on Northam’s yearbook page.

The photo was first published by Big League Politics and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.

One half of the page shows Ralph Northam wearing a suit jacket and a tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and another of him leaning up against a convertible.

Governor Ralph Northam later said the photo was not of him and Friday was the first time he saw the photo in blackface.

Governor Northam refused to step down for the racist stunt.
Instead he is going to make Virginia voters pay reparations so he can save his job.

Buzzfeed reported:

“Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, still facing calls to resign as governor a week after the revelation that his page in a medical school yearbook features a racist photograph, is now tightly focused on coming up with plans to survive.

His office has begun to explore how it might recalibrate Northam’s legislative agenda to focus closely on race and equality, sources close to the governor tell BuzzFeed News. The move would mark a brazen attempt to hang onto his office by shifting the conversation away from Northam’s admission of having once worn blackface and his denials that he is featured in the racist yearbook photo, either as the person in blackface or the person in a Klan outfit. Northam’s policy team is looking at crafting a set of proposals based on the premise that the governor’s mistakes have rendered him keenly aware of inequity and the lack of justice faced by black Virginians 400 years after the first African people arrived in the Commonwealth, at Point Comfort, in 1619.

The centerpiece proposal is not complete in its scope or in terms of what it will seek to accomplish. But there are many possibilities being considered for a broad platform: increasing resources for affordable housing; setting new, more equitable standards in small business procurement; implementing programs that expand economic opportunity for entrepreneurs; pumping money into public services like education and transportation.

“Now that he knows better he is going to do better,” a Northam adviser said.

But Northam is still struggling to convince those around him that he should be able to complete his term in office, and that he was not in fact in the yearbook picture.

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One Response to “Virginia Voters to Pay Reparations so Blackface Democrat Governor Can Save His Job”

  1. Strayhorse

    WHites and Native Americans deserve reparations too:

    Whiteface, particularly in modern times, has been critiqued as being racist. Some schools of thought suggest that whiteface may be considered a racist art form. One suggests a link between whiteface and blackface; both art forms are described as serving the same purpose in art. That is, if blackface is an undisputed racist mockery of black people, then it should follow that whiteface is a mockery of white people.[2] The second major argument suggesting whiteface is racist is that the manner in which white people are portrayed using whiteface is typically demeaning. Whiteface actors often employ masquerades and caricatures as means of ridicule, thereby using whiteface as a tool to both reify and lampoon stereotypes of white culture.[3]
    Whiteface rose to prominence with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This allowed the expression of whiteface performance to seep into popular culture. By the late twentieth century, black actors performing whiteface in plays and films was not unusual as a humorous device. The satire grew in popularity as time went on. By the 2000’s, however, some experts began to condemn the art form as racist and therefore socially unacceptable. Since then, whiteface in art has died down to only an occasional occurrence in modern art. A timeline of key events detailing this summary is available below.
    This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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    • The earliest use of the term noted by the Oxford English Dictionary is from the New York Dramatic News in 1895, and refers to the American vaudeville actor Lew Dockstader “in his new white-face act”.[4]
    • The OED also lists a 1947 reference to the black actor Canada Lee performing the role of Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi in whiteface.[4]
    • In the 1942 film Sullivan’s Travels, as the final sight gag in the runaway bus sequence, a black chef’s head is splashed with cake batter for a whiteface effect.
    • In Jean Genet’s 1958 play The Blacks members of an all-black cast wear whiteface to portray white establishment figures.
    • The 1970 film Watermelon Man begins with Godfrey Cambridge playing a whiteface character, who then wakes up one morning to find himself to be black.[5]
    • Eddie Murphy performed in whiteface on Saturday Night Live in the 1980’s, and appeared in whiteface for minor characters in the films Coming to America and The Nutty Professor. Dave Chappelle employed whiteface on his show Chappelle’s Show in the 2000’s.
    • In the 1990’s and 2000’s, several films exploited the comic potential of black comedians donning whiteface. These performances include Lenny Henry in True Identity, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in White Chicks.[6]
    • The 2006 FX reality television show Black. White. had two families realistically portrayed via makeup as another race: One as blackface, the other whiteface.[7]
    • In 2007, Chamillionaire does makeup for a character in the video for “Hip Hop Police”.
    • In 2013, Nazeem Hussain used whiteface to portray Prince Harry in his comedy show Legally Brown.
    • Snoop Dogg has posted Instagram videos in whiteface as a white character “Todd”, and Nick Cannon promoted his album White People Party Music with the whiteface character “Connor Smallnut”.[citation needed]
    • Tahar Rahim as Prince of the Seal People in The Eagle.[citation needed]
    • In 2017, rapper Aminé used whiteface in the music video for his song REDMERCEDES. In the music video, the African-American characters act like stereotypical white characters; whereas the characters in whiteface act with stereotypical black mannerisms and speech.
    • In a 2018 episode of Atlanta entitled Teddy Perkins, Donald Glover portrayed the titular character, a former musician with extreme light sensitivity, in whiteface.[citation needed]
    Whiteface and Blackface
    It is generally accepted that blackface is intrinsically racist[citation needed], based upon a traceable racial link to slavery and racial segregation. For this reason, blackface is all but extinct in modern art forms. This isn’t, however, the case with whiteface. Albeit controversially, whiteface is still employed in modern times as an expression of art. Those who defend the art aim to differentiate it from blackface, often arguing that whiteface does not draw on a legacy of racism in the way that blackface does, and that the art is a wholesome satire of white lifestyles. Opponents of whiteface argue that the art is primarily a vulgar retribution for blackface that derives its comedic value from imposing the indignity of blackface on white people.[8]
    Whiteface and Jewface
    Jewface, the portrayal of Jewish features, culture, and actions by non-Jewish performers, gained popularity in the late 1800’s. Since its birth, Jewface has been critiqued as being racially insensitive, though in recent times[when?] a consensus has formed that it is outright racist.[9] The reversal of Jewface is perhaps best seen in Jewish performers engaging in whiteface. One such example is the Beastie Boys, who were championed as white rappers despite being Jewish.[10] This parallel between the white portrayal of Jews (Jewface) and Jewish portrayal of whites (whiteface) has been used to make a case for the racism of whiteface.[citation needed]
    • Hilary Miller (24 March 2014). “Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface, Sparks Internet Debate”. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
    • • Linebaugh, Peter. “The Charters in Blackface and Whiteface.” The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All, 1st ed., University of California Press, Berkeley; Los Angeles; London, 2008, pp. 94–118.
    • • Romeyn, Esther. “Blackface, Jewface, Whiteface: Racial Impersonation Revisited.” Street Scenes: Staging the Self in Immigrant New York, 1880–1924, NED – New edition ed., University of Minnesota Press, 2008, pp. 187–212.
    • • The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989), “whiteface”, sense 3.
    • • Van Peebles, Melvin. Watermelon Man DVD, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2004, DVD introduction. ASIN: B0002KPI1O
    • • “White Chicks (2004)”. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
    • • McFarland, Melanie (6 March 2006). “On TV: ‘Black. White.’ is uncomfortable, revealing reality TV”. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
    • • Hannaham, James. “Beyond the Pale.” New York Magazine, New York Media LLC, 28 June 2004,
    • • “Jewface! – The History of Racist Jewish Stereotypes.” Jewface Icon Small,
    10. • Stratton, Jon. “The Beastie Boys: Jews in Whiteface.” Popular Music, vol. 27, no. 3, 2008, pp. 413–432.
    Further reading
    • Marvin McAllister, Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance, Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011, ISBN 0807869066


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