Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's a cotton-picking shame

Virginia first lady Pamela Northam is in trouble - for giving a teenager a piece of cotton.
Virginian first lady Pamela Northam gave cotton to black students and asked them to imagine being enslaved during a tour of the governor’s mansion — and one of the children’s parents complained in a letter to lawmakers.
The Washington Post reported that Mrs. Northam, wife of embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, made the offensive action last week in the midst of the controversy surrounding the governor’s yearbook page featuring a person in blackface.
The Northam family has two more years of this kind of scrutiny in Richmond - unless they decide it's time to head home.

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