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Source: The Guradian

What's more offensive: a racist yearbook photo or structural racism?

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

More than a week has passed since the discovery of an offensive photograph – featuring a man in blackface and another man in a Ku Klux Klan outfit – in the 1984 medical school yearbook of Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam.

“Scapegoating politicians who are caught in the act of interpersonal racism will not address the fundamental issue of systemic racism. North Carolina pastor and progressive activist Reverend William Barber argued as much in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post.

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