Progress Virginia Statement on Northam Yearbook Photo

Statement of Progress Virginia executive director Anna Scholl on Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook featuring a racist photo.

“This photo is racist, plain and simple. There is no excuse. It is an indelible reminder that racism is not a relic of the past, but deeply embedded in our society.

It’s easy to criticize our opponents. It’s much harder to condemn our friends. Today we forcefully, unequivocally condemn this blatant display of racism and will continue to speak out against acts of bigotry in our community.”