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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Virginia's first lady accused of handing out cotton to black students on mansion tour

RICHMOND, Va. (ABC7) — The Commonwealth's most powerful family is in the spotlight, again, after new allegations surrounding yet another racist incident.

The Commonwealth's first lady, Pam Northam, has been accused of handing out balls of cotton to black students during a tour of the governor's residence, according to the Washington Post. The first lady also asked the students on the tour to 'imagine being slaves.'

“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions,” said Leah Dozier Walker to the Post. Walker oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Education Department.

“But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor’s office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness,” she wrote.



Anonymous said...

Oh the horror of it all.

Anonymous said...

When I was a member of a tour group in Maine I was handed a lobster by Maine's First Lady and asked to think about how hard it would have been to eat the first one.

Anonymous said...

Man,how assanine can these two hicks be? Lmao.

Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of her idiot husband but this was about history. I doubt she just handed it to black children. It was a crop of Virginia. What was she suppose to hand them ? Tobacco?? Peanuts?

Anonymous said...

It's Ok, they're Dems. They can do stuff like that and just say, "Sorry" and its all ok.

Anonymous said...

You can't make this stuff up, can you?

Anonymous said...

Would it be okay to say, "If it weren't for cotton, you probably wouldn't be here today"?

Anonymous said...

This is getting way, way out of hand. It's history people - get over it !

Anonymous said...

Was she handing out white robes or shoe polish to other students?

Of course, if she failed to give cotton to the kids that would be a different reason to howl.

Her husband was a jerk in med school yearbook, and highlighted racial issues in his election but to dump on her seems misplaced. Tobacco is now verboten, and some kid might have a peanut allergy. Appears she was cognizant of February's theme and was reaching out rather than putting down.