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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:47 PM

"Dumb." "Wrong." "Stupid." "One silly thing." "Years ago." "Whomst among us."

Y'all, Northam's costume was RACIST. Straight-up racist. Not acknowledging it was racist makes it sound like you're excusing him.

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Reply "Dumb." "Wrong." "Stupid." "One silly thing." "Years ago." "Whomst among us." (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 OP
TDale313 Feb 2019 #1
LBM20 Feb 2019 #2
snpsmom Feb 2019 #3
jrthin Feb 2019 #4
irisblue Feb 2019 #5
BlueStater Feb 2019 #6
uponit7771 Feb 2019 #7
UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #8
yardwork Feb 2019 #9
jalan48 Feb 2019 #10
yardwork Feb 2019 #11
underpants Feb 2019 #12
akraven Feb 2019 #13

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Yep.

also, the nickname Coonman. And hes admitted it was him. This was not so long ago that a mid-20s Med school student would not have been aware this was racist af.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:56 PM

2. Yes, racist. AND dumb, stupid, foolish, etc. But yes, also YEARS ago. MANY years ago. So it

 

doesn't mean that it should define the man's entire life nor his life today. Let's be FAIR. People make mistakes and people change.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:59 PM

3. yes indeed. n/t

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:01 PM

4. Totally agree. Were he standing next to the blackface or

the ku klux klan person, I'd have a headache as to his poor choice. But, he's either in the blackface or ku klux klan outfit. That is just unacceptable. And it saddens me that people on this site are saying that this was years ago and it's forgivable. Well, it's not.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:05 PM

5. This was last week

Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) Tweeted:
This was last week https://t.co/rJubgOAZ5C

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:07 PM

6. I agree that it was racist.

The question is has he exhibited any signs that he's a racist throughout his political career? Not from what I can tell.

https://wtkr.com/2018/08/24/gov-northam-honors-historic-african-american-cemetery-in-hampton/

People CAN change and become better. I'm not even referring to just Northam specifically. And when they do change and prove themselves to be better human beings, I feel that we should forgive them and not hold the people they used to be against them for the rest of their lives.

Northam should probably resign, but that doesn't mean I think people should forever dismiss him as a racist for who he was 35 years ago and never take into account who he is in the present.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:09 PM

7. I don't think anyone isn't acknowledging it was racist

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:10 PM

8. His 'reason' was awful....I mean really. He should of come fully clean - repent...go into it a

little more...express deep regret...blah blah blah. I mean DUH. He's gotta go.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:13 PM

9. I'm about the same age as Northam.

In my college yearbook there were photos of fraternity boys wearing Confederate uniforms. It was a thing at the time. This particular fraternity had a Confederate Ball or some damn thing every year.

I didn't participate. Nobody I knew would have dreamed of participating.

Those were Confederate uniforms. I can't imagine anybody dressing up in minstrel blackface or in a klan costume, even in the late 70s or early 80s. It would have been considered extremely racist then.

I don't know much about Northam. Maybe he has changed a lot. Maybe he's no longer incredibly insensitive, privileged, and racist. He certainly was all those things in 1984.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:15 PM

10. Well, he voted for Bush and Cheney twice so I'd say he hasn't changed much.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:21 PM

11. Well ffs.

I can't even post what I'm thinking.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:31 PM

12. By all accounts he really is a good man

but its clear that hes resigning and should.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:45 PM

13. I knew that in 2nd grade and I'm 64.

It was FUCKING stupid. Period.

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