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Atty general joins governor in admitting to wearing blackface

After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s public relations nightmare that ended in the Democrat’s public admission of wearing blackface, the state’s attorney general made a similar acknowledgment in a statement this week.

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“In 1980, when I was a 19-year old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song,” Mark Herring, also a Democrat, said. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes — and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others — we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.”

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