VA Gov. Northam denies being in racist photo; Recalls darkening his skin in 1984 Michael Jackson dance contest
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he does not believe he is either person in the racist photo that appeared in his 1984 yearbook but that he did once darken his face to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest in 1984. In a remarkable, hour-long news conference at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Northam defended himself from the cacophony of calls for his resignation but acknowledged that he had made mistakes on race in his past, like when he darkened his face for the dance contest.
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