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Governor Ralph Northam addresses the media the day after a photo of a person in Blackface and another dressed in a KKK uniform were discovered on his page in his medical school yearbook.

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The controversy around Gov. Ralph Northam continues. A member of the Democratic party, Northam is currently under fire over racist images found on his medical school yearbook page.

Northam initially apologized for appearing in the photo, but in a recent press conference, he retracted his previous statement denying that he participated in the taking the picture.

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The backlash was immediate. Concerned citizens took to social media to comment on the issue. Celebrities, politicians, and even former governor, Doug Wilder — the first African American to hold the office in the Commonwealth, weighed in:

 

 

Despite the mounting pressure, Gov. Northam is digging in, determined not to leave office.

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