Feb 8, 2019

Report: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refuses to resign for wearing blackface

Ralph Northam looks mad.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told his top staff Friday he will not be resigning over the fact that he wore blackface to a dance contest in the 1980s, the AP reports.

Why it matters: That's despite intense state and national pressure on both sides of the aisle to step aside.

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