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Virginia Governor Apologizes for Blackface and KKK Robe Yearbook Photo



Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam early Friday evening issued a statement acknowledging that he appears in a racist and offensive photo that appears on his medical school yearbook page, and apologized to the people of his state.

Governor Northam did not offer to resign, saying instead, “I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused.”

The Virginan-Pilot published the photo from the Governor’s 1984 yearbook, which elicited immediate calls from liberals and conservatives for him to resign.

The governor’s statement does not say if he is the man in blackface or the one in the KKK robe and hat.

CNN’s Ryan Nobles posted the governor’s statement:


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Fox News Finally Cuts Away After MAGAite Repeatedly Photobombs Shot With Apparent White Power Sign



The producers at Fox News Monday morning took their time before noticing a Trump supporter in the background of a live shot repeatedly flashing what appears to be the “white power” sign as a Georgia voter talked about supporting GOP Senate candidates.

Vox’s Aaron Rupar posted the video, but the man in the MAGA cap and black ear warmers was on screen making the racist symbol on and off for nearly 30 seconds.

Fox News cut away to a live shot of the White House as filler until the end of the segment.


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Kansas City Newspaper Apologizes to the Black Community for the Last 140 Years: ‘We Are Sorry’



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In the first installment of a six-part series, The Kansas City Star apologized for what the newspaper called decades of “robb(ing) an entire community of opportunity, dignity, justice, and recognition.”

The article, “The truth in Black and white: An apology from The Kansas City Star,” described an unabashed look at how publishers and writers “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians” for the last 140 years.

“It reinforced Jim Crow laws and redlining,” Mike Fannin, president and editor of The Star, wrote on Sunday. “Decade after early decade it robbed an entire community of opportunity, dignity, justice and recognition.”

Fannin continued, “Reporters were frequently sickened by what they found — decades of coverage that depicted Black Kansas Citians as criminals living in a crime-laden world. They felt shame at what was missing: the achievements, aspirations and milestones of an entire population routinely overlooked, as if Black people were invisible.”

Before I say more, I feel it to be my moral obligation to express what is in the hearts and minds of the leadership and staff of an organization that is nearly as old as the city it loves and covers:

We are sorry.

The Star now says it is encouraging other Kansas City businesses to examine their own histories. Management has formed The Kansas City Star Advisory Board to help guide coverage in the future.

“A positive step by the [Kansas City Star] with more needed,” wrote Mayor Quinton Lucas on Twitter, in response to the apology by the newspaper. “Now I hope my friends in the local TV news business do the same.”

Earlier this year, The Los Angeles Times also issued a similar investigation and subsequent apology to its readers.

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Missouri Fans Blasted as ‘Classless Trash’ After NFL Chiefs Crowd Started Booing During Moment of Silence for Racial Equality



Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs were harshly criticized on Thursday after fans started booing as the team locked arms with the Houston Texans for racial equality as the National Football League season kicked off on Thursday.

Here’s some of what people were saying about the booing:

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