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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:02 AM

Ralph Northam campaign flyers omitted his black running mate...folks acting like he's not racist?

There's a trend..it's a mindset, not just something he did when he was 25..he needs to go, Mon won't be too soon..

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/reeks-of-subtle-racism-tensions-after-black-candidate-left-off-fliers-in-virginia/2017/10/18/de74c47a-b425-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e4167417f41b

Earlier this week, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that a batch of Democratic campaign cards distributed in Northern Virginia omitted the photo and any reference to Justin Fairfax. He’s the 38-year-old African-American lawyer from Annandale who’s running for lieutenant governor with Northam.

The “Fairfax-free” flyers were printed, the Northam campaign claims, at the behest of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, which supports a gas pipeline through Virginia. The pipeline is opposed by many environmentalists, including Fairfax.

The union refused to endorse him.

In a Washington Post story, “Black Democrat omitted from some Democratic campaign fliers in Virginia,” the founder of an organization that supports black candidates said Northam’s Fairfax-less literature “reeks of subtle racism” while the president of the Loudon County NAACP denounced the flyers with less inflammatory but equally damning language.

“A lot of us feel the Virginia Democratic Party has never been a very inclusive group,” Phillip Thompson said. “And they always kind of marginalize African Americans without providing any grounds for advancement.

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Reply Ralph Northam campaign flyers omitted his black running mate...folks acting like he's not racist? (Original post)
HipChick Feb 2 OP
guillaumeb Feb 2 #1
HipChick Feb 2 #2
guillaumeb Feb 2 #3
EffieBlack Feb 2 #4
HipChick Feb 2 #5
EffieBlack Feb 2 #10
LovingA2andMI Feb 2 #6
Ms. Toad Feb 2 #7
MadDAsHell Feb 2 #8
MineralMan Feb 2 #9

Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:04 AM

1. Coincidence? Perhaps.

But how many related things must come to light before reasonable people make reasonable inferences?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:06 AM

2. Racism isn't hard to see..

For some folks..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:08 AM

3. Very true!!!

All it takes are open eyes and an open mind.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:09 AM

4. I FORGOT about that!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:12 AM

5. EffieBlack...I remembered when it happened, the story was dropped off media radar

I can be all kinds of petty but Karma is a bitch..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:14 PM

10. Yep. That's because people gave him the benefit of the doubt and let that one slide

He's run out of mulligans.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:13 AM

6. Which Is Why...

When Governor (To Be) Justin Fairfax Takes Power -- He Should Plant Is Inauguration Photo Right In Front Of Ralph Northam's Home!!

#ByeRalph #GTFO

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:21 AM

7. They weren't running mates. In Virginia, Gov & Lt Gov are not elected as a ticket.

Voters can choose a Democratic governor and a Republican lieutenant governor.

The palm cards were produced by the Democractic party for a group of canvassers who did not endorse Fairfax.

The palm cards with photos of Northam and Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) were produced for canvassers with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which asked that Fairfax be excluded because it did not endorse him. Fairfax has spoken critically of two proposed natural gas pipelines that the union supports.


Should the Democratic Party have assented to the wishes of the canvassers - probably not (they were probably afraid they would lose the canvassers if they insisted on having them distribute literature for a candidate they did not endorse - seems like a bad decision, especially in retrospect).

That's a slightly different take, though, than attributing racist intent to Northam (rather than the Democratic party) for excluding a running mate (when they weren't running mates - and the exclusion was at the request came from a group of canvassers)

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 12:31 AM

8. Shocker. nt

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:12 PM

9. Sorry I missed this last night. Past my bedtime.

Disgusting!

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