"the shoe Polish, sexual assault, and more shoe Polish – as well as several doses of absurdism and embarrassment – shaking state of Virginia's political leadership and the Democrats."
"Sydstatens three most powerful politicians, is now embroiled in a racist and övergreppsskandalerna."
"It started with the governor and democrat Ralph Northam in the last week identified as one of two persons on a photo from a school yearbook of 1984. In the picture is the one dressed in rasiströrelsen Ku Klux Klan costume and the other has a painted black face, a so-called " blackface."
"the Picture aroused the disgust and avgångskrav in the state, where racism is a burning issue. Northam acknowledged, apologized, but refused to leave his post."
"But already the next day took the Northam back to it, he is in the picture. On the other hand, explained the governor in a press conference, he painted shoe Polish face a a n n a t occasion, a dance contest, once upon a time, when he would make the artist Michael Jackson's characteristic moonwalk."
"– you Can still do a moonwalk? asked a journalist."
"the Northam seems, then, where and when on stage, be on the verge to show his dance moves, until his wife Pam beside him, grimly objects:"
"– Not the right circumstances."
"on Wednesday accelerated the scandals when Virginia's third most powerful folkvalde person, the state's chief prosecutor, Mark Herring, also admitted that he, during his university studies in 1980, had a blackface to imagine a rapper, Kurtis Blow. It was not better to Herring himself just days earlier called Northams resignation because of his klavertramp."
"It took no more than two hours until the state's second most powerful politician, traditionally, Justin Fairfax, was accused of having tilltvingat itself onto the body in conjunction with the Democratic convention in 2004. The woman who familiar charge is a professor of political science and african american history. She has spoken openly about his father's abuse towards her and has been committed for the victims of sexual assault. Fairfax denies breach."
"the Democrats don't really know what to make of the mess that has arisen, and it is unclear how the state should be controlled when all of the three most powerful politicians can be forced to resign, reports The New York Times. Without the immediate replacement will be the land parliament, depending republican president, governor."
"At a national level, the Democrats called Northams departure. The bad advertising is particularly troublesome for the party because Virginia is a nyckeldelstat – the only sydstat as republican Donald Trump lost in the presidential election in 2016."
"the State of Virginia in the united states counts to the south and has an area of 109 600 square kilometers (a quarter of a Sweden). The capital city called Richmond. It is bordered, inter alia, to the capital Washington DC in the northeast."
"Virginia has 8.5 million inhabitants (2018), of which approximately 70% are white and 20 percent black."
"of Race is explosive in the state, with its history of slavery and oppression of blacks. In August 2007, protested the right-wing extremists in the city of Charlottesville against the planned relocation of a statue of sydstatsgeneralen Robert E Lee. A woman was killed when a man drove a car into a crowd of counter-demonstrators."
"Politically, Virginia is very important in the national elections because it is a so-called swing state, a state where opinion is usually very evenly between the Democrats and the Republicans."