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Black face was popularized during the Vaudeville Days. No one took offense and no one screamed “racist!” It was what it was. Even when Ted Danson took to black face while roasting then black girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg, but it was nothing but a gentle dig.
2/ As was pointed out by Harris Faulkner (who is black) yesterday, the more concerning thing for her was the VA Gov’s then nickname, “Coonman.” Which implies an ongoing insult and not just a “gentle dig.” #Northam
3/ As to why #Democrats seem “obsessed with blacking up:” haven’t they ALWAYS used and abused the group they feel they “own?” Right down to innocent women and children? #PizzaGate #HumanTraffiking
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I presume that #Northam will eventually resign. My focus remains on the Russian attack on US. How did this not get exposed during the election? I conclude at a minimum GOP opo researchers knew and held it. IMO they were likely working with the Kremlin. Like most Koch-funded GOP.
Update on the story. IMO a Kremlin connected vector. From @MotherJones
That Northam yearbook photo? It was unearthed by an outlet associated with white nationalists.… via @MotherJones
Here is a link to the State of VA FOIA page on the #Northam Alma Mater web site. Someone with a budget like @MSNBC @maddow @Lawrence should seek copies of 1983, '84 and '85 Year Books.…
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EXCLUSIVE: I just talked with a man who says he was Gov Northam's college roommate. He says he was at the party where the picture was taken and does NOT believe it is Northam. He says the Gov went as a lawyer. The man also says he talked with #Northam Saturday. Tonight on @NBC12
@NBC12 Medical school
Watch the full story and interview 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽…
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1/ Just to give you a sense of how little #Northam really appreciates the gravity of blackface, consider his resistance to resigning even though he literally owes his victory to black Virginians. So, here's the thought experiment...
2/ Imagine he had been pictured in his yearbook or at some other point not in blackface or Klan robes but wearing sidecurls, tzitzit, a kippah and a nose prosthetic (in a grotesque caricature of Jews). In such a situation there is NO chance he wouldn't have resigned by now...
3/ And this is true, even though the Jewish vote would NOT have been a key to his victory. But here the black vote WAS and he still resists. Which suggests he doesn't really think blackface is that bad, and that he doesn't truly value black Virginians as he claims...
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Here’s what Trump should have said today about the absurd #Northam controversy.
The political class is up in arms over a newly discovered year-book photo from the ‘80s in which the Virginia governor is seen in black face. Was it was tasteless? Of course—it was a Halloween prank! Who hasn’t done something stupid and regrettable years ago. I know I have.
But a prank shouldn’t disqualify a man from office.

What the political class *should* be talking about is the callous, clinical way in which Northam described what many would consider infanticide.
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I’m not advising #Northam on how to handle this situation but in general White Southern men on the left need to speak candidly about the culture of White supremacy and Confederate glorification that pervades the landscape from which they came. For example:
I mean let’s just keep it real, a White Southern man *not* engaging in KKK impersonation, blackface and/or Confederate fanaticism at some point across his lifespan renders him anomalous amongst his peers/in his community. Hell, in many circles these are fucking rights of passage.
Just be honest and admit that this is what passes for heritage and pride for millions of White Southerners to this very day and that it’s even been exported to the rest of the country on the wing’s of the GOP’s Southern Strategy. The issue is the assimilation of White supremacy.
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Heeeeere we go. #northam
Let’s talk about how I will never be this wife.
LOLOLOLOL oh so he’s responsible for the “content” on the page but he never saw it he never even bought a yearbook. It was the one armed man. Okay, Coonman.
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As a German who has lived in the US, I continue to be struck by how little deliberate effort has been made in the US to come to terms with a violent past, especially as this past has seamlessly morphed into a violent present (THREAD) /1 #BlackHistoryMonth #Northam
On the contrary, plantations, which should be sites of education and remembrance, continue to be wedding destinations, offer hotel packages and fancy meals. /2 #BlackHistoryMonth
Looking for a special Valentine's Day Meal? Come to Oak Alley Plantation, a "folksy spot for Cajun eats & mint juleps." /3 #BlackHistoryMonth
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The White Left is ultimately toast.

The #Northam year-book scandal is just a grotesque example of what can be done to every White operating in the American corporate, academic, government, and media apparatus.
Who among them is guiltless of some form of racism, structural oppression, micro-aggression, patriarchal sexual advance, or insensitive practical joke?
Furthermore, the entire White Left has rendered itself neutered and defenseless by adopting a post-Christian morality in which racism and sexism are unforgivable sins.

The White Leftist is turned to stone in the face of an accusation, particularly by a person of color.
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It’s shocking but not surprising to see racist conduct, esp 35yrs ago. We’re a racist society. We all internalize it. At least #Northam’s sorry & owned it. Let’s not lose focus on the unapologetic racists in the White House/GOP pushing racist policies causing POC harm every day.
I don’t want to make excuses for Northam’s appalling & offensive racist conduct. I do want to acknowledge those who recognize their racism & fight against it are not the same as those who don’t give a damn and embrace it. The 1st are allies in the bigger struggle against the 2nd.
FWIW My view is also informed by a “kompromat” perspective. The big picture in America today is that Russia & others hostile provoke us to turn on one another, try to divide us, with a compromising pic. We’re all vulnerable in some way. We can’t let kompromat be the new norm.
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Hey @GovernorVA, seems you #Aborted yourself one the last few days.
#FeelGoodDoesIt [ ? ]
2) #VAGov drama covered by top spot on #Drudge. #Northam confirms he acted in a manor which was clearly #Racist & #Offensive.
Ah hem! Still doesn't give you leeway to continue statements which present your biased agenda! This is simply #DamageControl on his part!
No surprise that this is analogious with ==> "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" once again! Sweep it under the rug for as long as possible...…
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Who are the real racists?
[D] Party

#northam #NorthamMustResign
Who are the real racists?
[2016 Democrat Nominee for President of the United States]…
Fake News Cover Up > Prevent Black Americans from Seeing the TRUTH
Another FREE PASS?
Ignorance is BLISS.
Who are the real racists?

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Q Drop 2/1/2019
Last post before going dark?
$500 million in taxpayer funding to PP

What events followed that post?
Court rules against PP
Texas Can Bar PP From Medicaid
Anons understand

@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon @IvankaTrump #FridayFeeling
Q Drops Pic of Planes
Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft fly over northern Iraq Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Aircraft part of a large coalition strike against #ISIS
Shout Out @datamanUSA Nice Meme
@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #FridayFeeling
US gives $500 million in taxpayer funding each year to PP
PP spent $30 million to help the Dem win back the house
PP Donated Millions to Virgina Gov

Should it be legal for a taxpayer [D+R+I] funded org. to donate money to the D party?

@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #BlackHistoryMonth
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