The Minutes of Our Last Meeting – Blockface!
by Joe Janes
McGuireWoods Law Office, Richmond, Virgina
An independent room in the independent investigators’ office
May 22, 2019 7:30am
All attendees are anonymous to retain their independence
Anon 1 - We have been investigating this photograph in the Eastern Virginia Medical School 1984 Yearbook for four grueling months. What do we know?
Anon 2 - We know that it appeared on the governor’s designated page in his medical school yearbook.
Anon 3 – All the other pictures on the page are clearly of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
Anon 4 – Still, the picture in question has no caption, so it is impossible to tell if the governor is the one in blackface or the one in the KKK costume.
Anon 2 – Neither of which puts him in a good light, but the KKK outfit could help his re-election campaign. In Virginia.
Anon 3 – Governor Northham apologized for the photo when it was first discovered by the media.
Anon 4 – Then retracted the apology saying he didn’t remember the photo or if he ever dressed in blackface or as the KKK.
Anon 1 – You’d think he would have said something when the yearbook was published.
Anon 3 – Unless he was at the same party wearing different blackface or different KKK garb.
Anon 2 – He did remember wearing blackface once for a Michael Jackson dance competition.
Anon 1 – He also didn’t say he had never worn blackface other than that and does not remember ever wearing a KKK outfit.
Anon 2 – You think those would be things one could easily recall.
Anon 1 – Did anyone we speak to in his medical school class recall the governor doing such things?
Anon 3 – No one. They also didn’t remember him dressing like Michael Jackson.
Anon 2 – Why would someone need to darken their skin to look like Michael Jackson?
Anon 4 – This was 1984. Michael Jackson was still mostly black then.
Anon 1 – Well, after three months of thorough, detailed investigation, I think we can only come to one conclusion.
Anon 4 - The governor is lying.
Everyone Else – We don’t know!
Anon 2 – We still get paid, right?
Anon 1 – The Eastern Virginia Medical School will still pay us. With a bonus. To independence!
All – To independence!