Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Won’t Resign, Admits To Different Blackface Incident | HuffPost
At the press conference, Northam called the photo “offensive, racist and despicable” but stated “I believed then and now that I am not either of the people in that photo.”
Northam said that he would remember if he had taken that photo because of his “clear memory of other mistakes I made in this same period of my life.” One of those mistakes, he said, involved donning blackface in a different incident around the same time.
“That same year I did participate in a dance content in San Antonio in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume,” he said.