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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:17 AM

At VMI, you write and submit your own yearbook summary, the nicknames and the "personal" picture.

How do I know? I went there.

Northam knows what Coonman means. He wrote it.

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Reply At VMI, you write and submit your own yearbook summary, the nicknames and the "personal" picture. (Original post)
LexVegas Feb 2019 OP
underpants Feb 2019 #1
Stinky The Clown Feb 2019 #2
bullwinkle428 Feb 2019 #5
Orangepeel Feb 2019 #6
LexVegas Feb 2019 #8
Stinky The Clown Feb 2019 #11
doompatrol39 Feb 2019 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2019 #4
greymattermom Feb 2019 #7
njhoneybadger Feb 2019 #9
lillypaddle Feb 2019 #10
YOHABLO Feb 2019 #12

Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. The VMI element of this story has mostly been passed over

Nothing against VMI mind you but those were way more formative years than when he was at EVMS

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:20 AM

2. The yearbook in question was from medical school, not VMI.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:25 AM

5. "Coonman" came from the VMI yearbook, NOT the medical school one.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:26 AM

6. The yearbook with the nickname was VMI

The yearbookwith the blackface/klan photo was med school

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:43 AM

8. There are two yearbook incidents. The blackface picture and the "Coonman" nickname. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:38 AM

11. Geeeeze. All the more reason "Coonman" needs to go.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:23 AM

3. Exactly...

 

....Since last week I've done an informal, anecdotal check on this and literally everyone I spoke to out of close to 100 or so had the same situation. Seniors (both in high school and college) chose their yearbook pictures and wrote their own "blurbs" or thank yous or whatever they were called.

And you are not the first person to confirm that VMI and colleges, med schools and others do this as well. The people being willfully obtuse about this are starting to get pathetic and annoying.

It also pisses me off that people are comparing this to Franken. No, sorry. Franken has always been a tireless defender of progressive causes and a staunch Democrat. Northam was a Republican until roughly 10 years ago. Sorry, but I'm not going to the mat to defend this guy of all people, especially since it's clear that he knew exactly what he was doing, and despite what some hyperbolic folks on here have been saying he hasn't exactly been a tireless champion for racial justice.

At least Robert Byrd owned up to his youthful mistakes and spent the rest of his life making up for it. Northam as an opportunist and nothing more.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:27 AM

7. I think he did the same for the medical school yearbook.

These pages are just ads to support the yearbook. The content comes from the person featured in the page.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:50 AM

9. If he cared about the Democratic Party he would have resigned yesterday

If he cared about the feelings of black people he would have owned up to this shit a long time ago

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:55 AM

10. Coon man?

WTF? All this time I thought they were saying, "cool man." Couldn't figure out why this was a wink-wink nod thing. NOW I get it. Poor old deaf lady.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:13 PM

12. Didn't the yearbook staff have the power to edit? Northam didn't design the layout.

I was the editor of yearbook. I had the duty of overlooking all layouts and pages. They had to meet my approval before going to print. If I were to come across something as offensive as this, I wouldn't have let it go to print.

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