In an ‘I’m embarrassed to be white,’ but thank God I’m not a Democrat moment, Blackface’s wife said something that comes off racist, rude, and just stuck up. We can only speculate. But I’m glad the eighth graders said something. They should have been upset and offended.
Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governor’s residence when first lady Pam Northam handed a ball of cotton to her and another black child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick cotton.
“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions,” Leah Dozier Walker, who oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Department of Education, wrote Feb. 25 to lawmakers and to the office of Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.
“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. READ MORE
I believe in forgiving people of all colors for their racial insensitivities in the past as long as they don’t do it again and again and again. But come on, she said this last week. It’s just who she is. Mrs. Ralph Northam thought it was a good idea to hand a ball of cotton to black children in the Governor’s Mansion and ask them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick cotton.