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1/ THREAD Content warning: Images of black face and the KKK @DigitalHistory_ @Jalane_Schmidt @johnedwinmason @slaveryuva Like many others I've been trying to keep up with news related to #ResignRalph #ByeRalph #ResignNortham #ResignRalphNortham and #WeAreAllUnionHill.
2/ There’s a lot to take in but as a current graduate student @UVA I’ve tried to follow records of racism in our Corks and Curls yearbook, specifically:
3/ Of particular interest is Professor R. L. Barnes’ @DigitalHistory_ research on the name Corks and Curls as “minstrel slang for the burned cork used to blacken faces and the curly Afro wigs that were signature costume pieces.” washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/0…
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This is from right-wing media BUT survivors don’t come forward w/ sexual assault allegations frivolously. Choosing to re-live trauma in public debate is not to be taken lightly. If Tyson chooses to come forward, we hope for a supportive space. 🧜🏻‍♀️💄🐝

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Not sure if this is related; however, earlier this evening @CollectivePAC referenced racially motivated attacks from Northam’s camp. Is this foreshadowing of a response to allegations being made?

#ResignNortham #NorthamResign #ByeRalph

My interpretation is if Lt. Gov office is vacant when Governor leaves office then the Attorney General becomes Governor. That means Mark Herring is next in line.

If AG is ineligible, THEN it goes to Speaker of the House aka Kirk Cox who is the 1st Republican in the succession.
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This is a list of a running thread of every democrat/left-leaning individual or organization that we can find who has called for @GovernorVA to resign or step down.
#NorthamResign #ResignNortham #ByeRalph 🧜‍♀️
Former Governor L. Douglas Wilder has made 2 statements. First saying it was Northam's choice but ultimately calling him to resign following the press conference.
DNC Chair Tom Perez.
Senator Tim Kaine.
Senator Mark Warner.
Congressman Bobby Scott.
Virginia House Democrats.

All have called for Northam to resign. Statements included here.
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