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Ralph Northam's Yearbook Page Speaks for Itself

A Klan hood has always been a Klan hood. Everyone in the South knows that.
Source: Jay Paul / Reuters

You know this scandal by now: the one with the powerful man, and the unearthed yearbook page, and the wave of outrage that follows. This time, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is cornered.

On Friday afternoon, surfaced online, and showed—right there below his name— of two people: one man in blackface, standing next to a person in the standard uniform of the Ku Klux Klan, complete with a pointy white hood. The

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