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Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov’s yearbook

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results …


Virginia’s Northam cancels fundraiser appearance as protesters gather

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has faced calls to resign since he admitted to wearing blackface during a dance contest in the 1980s, dropped out of a planned appearance Sunday …


Before multiculturalism, blackface rampant in U.S. pop culture

Blackface, other insensitivities had a part of 1980s pop culture before multiculturalism began changing racial sensibilities


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Embattled Virginia governor: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he’s “not going anywhere” because the state “needs …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep reckoning with photo of students in KKK robes in 1968 yearbook

Gonzaga Prep administrators are reckoning with the discovery of a photo in the school’s 1968 yearbook that shows at least three students dressed as Ku Klux Klan members during an …


Eric Zorn: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s sin looks more like obliviousness than racism

I’m inclined to chalk up Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface decision to obliviousness rather than racism, particularly in light of his public record on race in the intervening 35 years.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Political crisis engulfs Virginia’s top 3 elected officials

The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

A political death watch took shape at Virginia’s Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Northam should resign over blackface row

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, called on Virginia governor Ralph Northam to resign after a controversial photo surfaced from his 1984 medical yearbook. Northam’s 1984 yearbook page shows a picture …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia’s embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 …


Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo; not resigning

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …


Ex-University of Oklahoma students apologize for racist video

University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which …


Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Megyn Kelly absent from show following blackface comments

Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week’s controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could …


Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Blackface photo prompts apology from Idaho credit union

An Idaho credit union issued a public apology after a photo circulated online showing four bank workers dressed as caricatures of black athletes.


Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo

The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …


UO professor who donned blackface at party apologizes

EUGENE – A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface as part of a doctor costume at her Halloween party has apologized, saying she only wanted to stimulate dialogue …


University of Oregon law professor under fire for wearing blackface

A petition is calling for a senior law professor to resign from his position at the University of Oregon after she wore blackface for Halloween.


Whitworth soccer players suspended for blackface

A day after a social media post depicting Pirates women’s soccer players wearing blackface at an informal event, Whitworth University suspended the five players shown in the photograph. Despite missing …


Whitworth apologizes after soccer players post blackface photo

Whitworth University issued an apology on Facebook on Tuesday after a photo was posted showing five women’s soccer players wearing afro wigs – including four wearing blackface – in an …