Pam Northam under fire after handing out cotton to visiting students


In a separate statement, Pam Northam said: "The Historic Kitchen should be a feature of Executive Mansion tours, and I believe it does a disservice to Virginians to omit the stories of the enslaved people who lived and worked there -- that's why I have been engaged in an effort to thoughtfully and honestly share this important story since I arrived in Richmond.

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"I have provided the same educational tour to Executive Mansion visitors over the last few months and used a variety of artifacts and agricultural crops with the intention of illustrating a painful period of Virginia history. I regret that I have upset anyone."


Here’s what she’s being accused of:
A Virginia state employee is accusing Virginia first lady Pam Northam of giving her eighth-grade daughter and another African-American student raw cotton and telling them to imagine being slaves during a tour of the governor’s mansion.
“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions,” Leah Dozier Walker, director of the state education department’s Office of Equity and Community Engagement, wrote to legislators this week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
“But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor’s office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness.”
According to Walker, Northam singled out the only African-American children on a tour earlier this month that included about 20 young people who had served as pages during the state Senate session. She was reportedly describing past work by slaves who picked cotton on the grounds of the governor’s mansion.
She denies it, and says that they DID hand out stuff, but they didn’t single out the African-American children. Honestly, this just sounds like a misunderstanding. But it is still gonna sting in the headlines for a while.

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On the other hand this is EXACTLY the kind of woman that I would expect would marry a guy who dresses up in a blackface and/or KKK costume!!! Lock! Her! Up!

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