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Northam and the Racist Yearbook Photo

Feb 05, 2019 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re ''Governor Defies Pleas to Resign for Racist Photo'' (front page, Feb. 3):

Let's not be so quick to condemn Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia solely on the basis of an image from 35 years ago. To do so is to deny that an individual can change and grow. There is nothing in his adult history to indicate he is anything but an ardent supporter of the civil rights of African-Americans.

Let's be fair. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi sailed to election past...