Ralph Northam, Mark Herring

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, admits he wore blackface as a 19-year-old college student. Herring is the 2nd Democratic lawmaker from Virginia to become entangled in racist scandals.

Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, left, still vehemently denies being one of two men wearing blackface and a KKK hood in a B&W photo in a college yearbook.

Northam initially apologized for wearing blackface when the photo surfaced, but he later claimed he meant he wore blackface as Michael Jackson at a Halloween party after he graduated from college. He denies wearing blackface in the yearbook photo - even though the photo is among 5 photos he placed on his personal yearbook page.

Calls for Northam to resign continue to mount, as another Democratic lawmaker reveals his racist past.

On Wednesday, Virginia AG Mark Herring released a statement admitting he wore blackface to a party in college.

"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," Herring said in a statement. "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."

Herring said it was a "onetime occurrence" which he now regrets.

"That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others," Herring said. "It was really a minimization of both people of color , and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then," he added.

Even though no photos of Herring wearing blackface have surfaced, Herring suggested such a photo might surface one day.

The Democratic Party was once known as the party of the Ku Klux Klan. The Republican Party was formed in Wisconsin to prevent the Democrats from expanding slavery into the midwest.

In the 1800s Virginia was a bustling port for the slavery trade. It was in Virginia where the Underground Railroad was formed to free nearly 1,000 slaves in the South.

Small pockets of racism still exist in Virginia.

Photos by Alex Edelman/Getty Images, Zach Gibson/Getty Images


  • Scorpio

    He must be talking, knowing someone is probably going to post pictures, from the party. So he's getting in front of it. Wow!

  • Scorpio

    Small pockets of racism still exist in Virginia? Apparently not.

  • xenaD

    he still has all the racist pictures in his page.. so him or not, he still supported that type of behavior. Still does, and still is definitely a racist if u ask me. So who’s all asking??

  • Yoni7

    *GASPS* <---------- did no one ever.

  • Yardgirl

    A white racists in Virginia, cannot be true!! Says no one ever!!

  • Around the world

    We know the Partys have switched.

    Meanwhile this was leaked about Mitch McConnells corrupt Kentucky a**. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c77f0fb2a3743aaf35882b743e7956e91de2a009f65e6765730002aa6149716.jpg

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I keep tellin you all there is no difference between white liberals and white conservatives when it comes to important quality of life issues like housing, schools and employment. The white conservative is the white liberals father, mother, sister, brother, cousin, best friend, neighbor and coworker. Go work at a company run by white liberals and then go work at a conservative company in the same field. There is not much of a difference and both will only have 1 or 2 blacks for every 50 to 100 professional employees. The same applies to housing and schools. 1 or 2 blacks for every 25 to 50 children and or homes. That's the white liberals idea of Affirmative Action.

    Yes, white liberals will say all the right things about what they want for black folk just as long as it doesn't apply to them working, living or having their kids in school with a bunch of blacks. Blacks are crazy if they think a white liberal is going to do anything that's not in the best interest of their white conservative family or their kids and the white kids of their family members, co workers and neighbors, (WHO THE LOVE) to help and advance blacks or some little poor black kids. It will never happen. You are on you own black people. No one is coming to save you.

  • Mielle Downey

    Two for two and the Democrats are gathering the wheat and the tares. GOD IS GOOD. EXPOSE THESE FRAUDS.

  • Scorpio

    A mess! I guess now all kinds of pics about to show up from a many more. Eating my popcorn, because this is putting folks on blast and its like watching a movie of the week. Glued.

  • No Love Lost

    As we can see with this graphic, the Democrats and Republicans are vastly different, with the majority of old racist white men being Republican...
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83f308217d7bf96d2eb111828b5511e84fc868fb31725933b524d03d1a953845.jpg

  • Anji

    I once dressed up as Tinker Bell. Flew threw the air aided by a pulley system. Never thought to mask or paint my face. I just wanted to emulate a fairy.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Duh, its VA...

  • iWasteTime

    Throw the whole state away!

  • Dun Dilly

    Assume everyone are racists...and carry on!

  • Soda

    I find it hard to believe that both of these old faced dudes are under 60 or that one listened to Kurtis Blow.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    That's because 80 to 90% of blacks voted for those democrats. How has that benefited blacks? #TangibleAssets2020 The bottom 50 percent of black households are worth less than $1. SEVENTY TO EIGHTY PERCENT of black kids are stuck/trapped the horrible ghetto public schools which are the worst schools in their city and state. Those schools have 40-60% dropout rates and a large percent of the black kids who do graduate are functionally illiterate. 44%, ALMOST HALF, of single black parents (ie black women) live in poverty. #TangibleAssets2020

  • SweetTEE

    Im in VA...I would be surprised if they weren't..

  • Phillybruh

    Now I need to see the actual pictures because if you coming clean before any one finds any. They are worse than described!

  • Trace da Ace

    I live in VA and this does not surprise me....at all...

  • Trace da Ace

    lemme move out first...lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    All this racist activity.
    Democrats are starting to act like Republicans now.?

  • MsVAllDay

    I haven't seen all the pics, but here's my question should someone be held responsible for stupid ish they do as a 19 yr. old college student? I'm just saying I did some dumb ish when I was young that I wouldn't want to still be held accountable for now. I've changed and I'm not the same person, is it possible that he has changed?

  • hi-liter

    These white men, Dem or Repub are mostly racist in their heart of hearts. They tolerate black folk to get what they want......votes.

  • Soda

    It depends ---is there proof he's changed?

  • JV

    So, it's this bad:

    1.) Current gov Northam first admitted to dressing either in blackface, or as a KKK member, then walked it back -- only to later admit he ALSO dressed in blackface for a Michael Jackson costume. He can't be fired; he can only resign.

    2.) If he does the right thing and resigns, he would succeeded by Justin Fairfax, who just this week was accused of sexual assault and reportedly said of the accuser, "f*** that b****."

    3.) If Fairfax then resigned, HE would be replaced by Attorney General Herring, who also just admitted to blackface.

    WOW.

    So the best thing that could happen, I guess, is Northam resigns, Fairfax fires the current attorney general -- the other guy who is accused/admitted to blackface -- and then Fairfax himself resigns and the new AG is governor.

  • iWasteTime

    lol .. sorry sis!
    Everything but Trace my Ace and Aunt Lolly houses

  • Topic Influencer

    Virginia Attorney General Admits He Wore Blackface During College; 2nd Top Virginia Lawmaker with Racist Past
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Goes to check to see if the Mason Dixon line has moved? Bc if not guess what? VA is part of the south. They come from a long ass line of racists. Why is this news? They are racist, their kids, their dads, grandfathers, great grandaddy's and go back even further they were in the slave quarters getting some brown round without permission like Thomas Jefferson. Who also is from where? VA.

    I think racisim on THIS soil actually STARTED most likely where? VA. If not there then for sure in Mass where Plymouth Rock landed on us. Fitting. Since Boston often times gets voted...the most racist place in Amerikkka.

    Next case https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34624a50b508b24e014882184c26796039d321824ee8df91445a2cb88157af5c.gif

  • Pamela

    These incidents happened decades ago.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Are you saying the rest of the country is somehow different?

  • free

    what is this gif cause i try to find it and can't.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Not much of a difference in the north......

  • hottlanta

    I dressed up as madonna for ? n didnt put white paint on my face.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I know this may look so bad to some people but we can not allow the GOP to take control of the governorship of Virginia. If the first 3 Dems are taken out of office then the fourth in line is GOP and the first thing they will do is repeal the Medicaid Expansion wish is some of the first time 400k people can get medical help for free or at a reduced cost. Of course this is not their only agenda but just the start of the harm they will do if given the chance !!!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    thanks boo! *smooch*

  • Topic Influencer

    In 1980 <<< this has been in my direct lifetime. Not sure how old you are. But 1980 is recent enough that he should have known better. Whether he was 14 or 19.

    Over HALF of this damn BLOG, Imma say NINETY PERCENT of it...wanted to know just yesterday why in the HELL 21 Savage aint get his citizenship paperwork---at 12. And then when it was pointed out that ahhhh HE WAS TWELVE... they said he should have done it at 18. Or 19.

    So if he is responsible for his actions from 12-18 yo then guess what?

  • Topic Influencer

    Aunt Bertha then go to Images

  • hottlanta

    I saw that last week n dont forget that dump dad was arrested at a kkk rally.

  • Topic Influencer

    This a whole thought. Not just a response to a poster. Keep the SAME ENERGY FOLKS.

    In 1980 <<< this has been in my direct lifetime. Not sure how old you are. But 1980 is recent enough that he should have known better. Whether he was 14 or 19.

    Over HALF of this damn BLOG, Imma say NINETY PERCENT of it...wanted to know just yesterday why in the HELL 21 Savage aint get his citizenship paperwork---at 12. And then when it was pointed out that ahhhh HE WAS TWELVE... they said he should have done it at 18. Or 19.

    So if he is responsible for his actions from 12-18 yo then guess what?

  • hottlanta

    They b all up in black folks business from the cradle 2 thé grave n bcas they white we want an exception. Hell 2 the naw.

  • free

    mis'sip and alabamy are the worse. you can stay in virginny lol.

  • Trace da Ace

    lol..chile....I was born in State Line Mississippi (shhh...dont tell nobody) and raised in VA....so yeah....I moved up a tad..lol

  • Kimocha
  • Gloria

    White folks are now FULLY comfortable enough to reveal their subconscious, subtle, and/or blatant racism. First Liam Neeson, now Herring,.... who next?

  • free

    yea blacks are responsible at age 12 and up...and get the death penalty by firing squad.

  • Dreadboi

    Sad when lawmakers from the party that champion womens-rights,minorities rights,etc etc continue to show those that the positions they claim they are for they or actually aganist.

    How you so-called black,pro-blacks,and democrat plantation dwellers liking these champions of the cause showing you they true selfs??? and the sad part is you'll keep voting for them.. When blacks going to learn..

  • Trace da Ace

    OMG!!!!! WTF?????? What in the hell is wrong with these YT fools putting hands on these kids????? Awww...that video got me so pissed!!! I have to clock out...cause I canna!! See yall tomorrow....I need a drank and a joint..... fukk it....I'm going to zuumba class....later roses!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    This shyt right here!!!
    He should have known better. It was 1980 not 1880...FOH!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fdeb0b2a80e270975d36e7b8e7290c89a6f676cd84d1767ac0ea4c210d56c465.gif

  • Itzgoingdown2

    That's true and if you got a felony at 17 or 18. Forty years later that damn sure is still going to be on your record and if you're black still held against you.

  • free

    what about the sex stuff and the black dude? is it legit or no?

  • Soda

    Is your space bar broken?

  • Dreadboi

    Add black men and women whites arnt the only racist ppl on the earth..That narrative is old as RBG is alive..

  • free

    ok i was trying to get it on facebook and i searched under her name and didn't see it.

  • hi-liter

    I said what I said. I don’t know ANY racist black folk. Shiddddd, I believe you ah alabaster.

  • Topic Influencer

    Poor TT Bert is everywhere. She funny tho

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol

  • Dreadboi

    I'm sure you was saying that when the brett kav drama was going onI bet.. or how bout Trump and the grab em by the p****y comment he made.. But probably you wasn't..

  • free

    AWW DAMN! I had to look that up! you a TRUE chile of the south lol. i'm glad you're still alive and with us!

  • Trace da Ace

    lol thanks luv!

  • Dreadboi

    Racism sees no political party only those who have an agenda see party..

  • Kimocha

    Girrlll!... You and me both!... They taking isht too far!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Right now it's basically he-said /she-said.
    She says it started as consensual kissing and he took it way too far. He says it was all consensual from beginning to end.

  • free

    white woman or no?

  • free

    ok i see she black so i'll give her 50/50 but she said he forced her to give him head. therefore, i have to take 25% off unless he held a gun to her head.

  • Sushi

    Ok, and he is not the only one in that party or any of the parties, and he probably still think it is ok, he was young..... When are we as people going to wakeup and see that none of the parties care for the masses , there is only one agenda, and it's not US as a people, Black White , Green, Yellow, Straight, Gay, Tran. Pigs being lead to slaughter. ......

  • JV

    "f*** that b****" is not gonna fly though, if true.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    LOL! That was troubling to you huh? We all have our peeves for sure...

  • Li-Wright

    The African Amer. Lt. Gov. is now in trouble with an "ex" girlfriend or one-night stand. I cant determine which it was.

  • Yardgirl

    I could only watch a few seconds of that!! These demons out here acting like they can unleash all of their anger and hate towards us. If that was MY kid?? Whooo saaah!! I am so heated right now!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you. Of course we know sexual assault does happen.. But also sometimes some women feel pressured into doing some sexual stuff... and then afterward they feel a lot of regret about it and feel "violated". By the time they tell the story a couple months or years later, they might make it sound like it was a sexual assault, when it really wasn't. It's just really hard to tell in these situations, especially when it's so many years afterward.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I strongly suspect you're a white troll, by the way.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    In 2019 the party of voter suppression against blacks and other minorities is the Republican party.
    That's institutionalized racism, practiced by the GOP nationwide. But you can keep lying to yourself though, if it makes you feel better.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So the accuser stated that Lt. Gov Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him?

    I'm calling B.S. and since she's black not many people will care.

  • hi-liter

    She said he sexually assaulted her in college. Why didn’t she come out when he was first elected Lt. Governor? All of a sudden this surfaces when this black man has a chance to be governor of VA.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL. There's obviously a smear campaign focused on Virginia Democrats and after Northam and Fairfax Herring would be in line to become governor.

    He was smart enough to get out in front of it because given what's happened since Friday someone had a picture of him wearing blackface.

  • Coy little wink

    You should have

  • Topic Influencer

    Gov Wilder was the govenor of VA. Went to an HBCU too.

  • hi-liter

    I agree. They have these really black avatar names....and one was in here last night talmbout “right-on”......um like, “what black person in 2019 says “right-on”

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think he's safe because oral is kinda in between sex. Most people don't consider it real sex and yes some men may get aggressive during oral but if there were no marks or torn clothes it's hers word against his

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    1/ It was a private conversation that leaked out. It's not like he said it publicly, so I'm not sure I'm gonna beat up on him for that too much. 2/ If the accusation is false, I can understand him being mad and saying that. I'd be mad too.

  • Topic Influencer

    A lot of folks gonna care. White ones.

  • hi-liter

    Yes, thanks I forgot about him.

  • Topic Influencer

    They did his ass dirty too. at the time VA gov's could only do one term. I think its since been overturned. He was Gov of VA when I was in HS. I am in NC and his alma mater VA Union was here recruiting HEAVY. Basically on the tip of: We got an alumn who is currently the gov. of VA. Only reason I recall.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. that's why I just blocked him. I block 'em all.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Republicans will care. Especially after what the Dems put Brett Kavanaugh through, they're going to enjoy every minute of this.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The only reason that Democrats went after Kavanaugh's personal life was because the Republicans wouldn't allow the Democrats access to any of his writings.
    Yeah they will love every minute of it but the situations aren't the same and Kavanaugh's Fox interview was pretty bad.

  • R Smith

    I just saw a video with his accuser (Vanessa Tyson) and she did a brief interview in 2007 talking about her time working at a Rape Crisis Center and how she's an incest survivor. Her father was convicted when she was eight years old on 11 different counts of child molestation. She never mentioned the sexual assault during this interview, which happened in 2004. I'm curious why she would mention the incest incident, but not the sexual assault. Maybe someone here can give their opinion.

    I'm waiting to hear the rest of the FACTS before I judge either one of them.

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, it’s been a while.....so long I couldn’t remember him. That’s why it’s time now.

  • hottlanta

    Forget admitting 2 wearing blackface l wanna know did yall hit it with black women. Aint no way in the hell u gonna put 3lbs of tar on your face 2 b black n not want to hit on a black woman.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am sure that Fairfax and his people will use that against her in the court of public opinion.

  • Dreadboi

    Not white..sorry to disappoint you

  • Dreadboi

    so im because I won't agree with the narrative??

  • R Smith

    I'm sure! Just another twist in the story.

  • Dreadboi

    damn sad to see you blinded by the hate that you been programmed with..Only voter suppression is from idoits who don't register to vote register correctly or register on time..

  • Eileen

    really.. is that all yur mind goes to is the booty...really?

  • Anji

    With regards to assault victims, actions with timing of reporting and admission may not always appear logical to others. In my experience incest trumps regular sexual assault as far as handling emotions such as shame, PTSD, etc. Coming to grips and being able to share your story is quite an individual thing. Dealing with more than one type of sexual trauma at the same time can be overwhelming. People yet judge victims for not coming forward immediately but shock and processing the horror often takes years and forces an incredible burden on the victim. It is also common for victims to bury feelings and avoiding the issue altogether without prodding from outside entities. PTSD should only be addressed by professionals when and if a person is ready.

  • Mrs. Davis804

    It's still one term. And they will shyt bricks on both sides as Justin is a true ADOS and this is the 400th year. This might fuse the racists on both sides. Last will become first right before our eyes.

  • Alextra Ballard

    First and foremost what mofo in his mind would acknowledge that was him in the pix one day and the next day he changes his mind. even if it was me I would have never admit to that shidt. The reason he acknowledged it because it's him. And why on earth was he known as "Coon" man around his university. The roaches comin out the woodwork. Trust me their are alot more. Waitin

  • Karen Brady

    *chuckle*

  • chris

    Might be worst tbh north didn't abolish slavery cause they liked us.

  • chris

    Around the lips at the very least

  • chris

    Lol politicians are pathetic

  • chris

    Starting?? They are white before party, democrats just smile in your face for a vote before they stab you in your back.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    She is black

  • Being bad is way more fun

    So many things she can do to stop oral sex in a second so I have a problems with her story.

  • J2PC

    Eh, it's called pledging. They have a perform a list of evil crap or crime where the group has dirt on each other to keep everyone in fear of stepping out of line.

    Another case proving that a number of the same White folks that some silly Black folks are running around caping for have said & done some foul racist, bigot things to demean them.

    That is why once a number of them get the votes to land their political or gov't jobs, nothing positive ever seen to happen to change all things negative about the Black urban cities or communities.

    Ignorance is bliss when you just don't know about most of their dirt.

  • Around the world

    Exactly..Queens NYC on 1927.

  • ConcernedCitizen

    Who cares. They all are racist, and yet y'all still climb in their beds and spread em. They have no reason to respect you because they treat you how they want and still get your cookies. ?

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    yall negroes think the GOP is racist party... The KKK and pro slavery devils were and still dem...

  • Look@m3

    Dang never thought about pledging and "brush" holding things against you. I said he upset someone for all this to happen so nowyou got me thinking further. Good analogy!

  • Look@m3

    I'm not sure I believe it. How can someone force you to put your mouth there without holding a gun to your head. I mean its people out hear getting rapped and sodomized foreal in real life.....I'm waiting to hear the rest of the facts but this all starting to look like a set up

  • Look@m3
  • sunni_daze

    Virginia is for losers

  • Look@m3

    This is so disturbing on so many levels. I couldn't even imagine my daughter being treated like this.

  • Look@m3

    I JUST SAID THIS.....I don't know. Something doesn't smell right about this because everyone that is up for that position is having things leaked and its sound to look so orchestrated

  • Look@m3

    Exactly

  • SpiceGirl

    Nobody should be surprised

  • R Smith

    Thanks for your insight!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Check this guy out. I just discovered him. ?????

    Generational Treason
    https://youtu.be/AFGWeZOPDnM

    Black Folks Won't Support Immigration No Matter How Much You Whine. It's Not In Our Interests
    https://youtu.be/3n1EQuoIBh0