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Old 02-03-2019, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by asahi View Post
My point is that Northam apparently felt comfortable posing either as, or with, someone dressed up in Klan garb, and at minimum, consenting to said photo being used in a medical school yearbook. Ignore Doug Wilder and Barack Obama for a moment, and consider what that means. Consider what it means that the editor of the yearbook apparently had no problem with publishing the photo, and as far as we know there was never any kind of sanction for it. That's a society, however small it might be in this particular example, that is comfortable with racist memes and just being downright racist.
So because small societies such as this existed in 1984, there had been no significant change in whites' attitudes towards blacks in Virginia since the days of Jim Crow?