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Image after image of blackface in yearbooks from Virginia universities back in the 1960s and 1980s, including a racist photo on Governor Ralph Northam's page in his medical school yearbook have local activists devising a plan to find more.

"The yearbooks kept coming, and it was like lets make this GoFund me and do this," said Chelsea Higgs Wise, who helped organize the GoFund me page to raise money to pay students at historically black colleges to pour through Virginia politicians old yearbooks.

"We're asking Virginia to say are there particular legislatures you want us to look at in order to confirm their current policies are rooted in the inherent biases of their origins and particularly in their yearbooks," Higgs Wise said.

She hopes their findings will help voters come election time.
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Re: Plan would pay HBCU students to research politicians’ yearbooks
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 08:07:15 PM »
Anyone, is there an update on this story?

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Re: Plan would pay HBCU students to research politicians’ yearbooks
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 06:23:32 AM »
The GoFundMe is stalled at just over $6,000.00. 

ou can donate here https://www.gofundme.com/vayearbookreview
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