Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam speaks during a campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: AFP

Virginia Governor Northam refuses to step down, despite flood of calls for his resignation for ‘racist and offensive’ photo

  • Ralph Northam backtracks after apologising for image in a 1984 yearbook from Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam speaks during a campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: AFP
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This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It's unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. Photo: Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP

Virginia governor Ralph Northam apologises for blackface and KKK photo in university yearbook

  • The image is in a 1984 yearbook from Eastern Virginia Medical School on a page with other photos of Northam. It was released by a conservative website
  • Northam, a Democrat, has recently come under fire for defending a bill that would have lifted restrictions on late-term abortions
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This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It's unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. Photo: Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP
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