Virginia AG admits to wearing blackface

What is going on with the Virginia state government? The governor may or may not be pictured in a racist yearbook photo, the lieutenant governor is being accused of sexual assault, and now, the attorney general has admitted to wearing blackface.

Mark Herring said, “In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song,” Herring said. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.

“This was a one-time occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct,” he added.

Previously, Herring had called for the governor to resign over the yearbook photo.

 

 

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