She Should Have Tried Moonwalking

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Not The Babylon Bee:

 

A Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governor’s residence when first lady Pam Northam handed a ball of cotton to her and another black child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick cotton.

“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions,” Leah Dozier Walker, who oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Department of Education, wrote Feb. 25 to lawmakers and to the office of Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.

“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,” she wrote.

Go here to read the rest. Racial pandering is always racist as well as condescending.  Purportedly Ralph Northam is still governor of Virginia because his wife insisted he stay in office.  Thank you Pam!  The Republican Party of Virginia is in your debt.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Evidently the black children were rightfully upset because Pam Northam—with her Theodoran imperiousness–by giving them cotton balls felt they were being threatened with re-enslavement. Or something along that line.

  2. God forbid the children wear cotton underwear or jeans or socks…
    The trauma of it all!
    Traumatic and deeply disturbing for the yung’ens. Lynch mobs forming on the horizon..thank God. [ sarcasm ]

    I can’t wait till all crackers are crushed up and thrown into a bowl. Oh the Joy.
    (….wait. I’m a cracker too. 🙁 )

    I’m sure Mrs. Govenor wished she opted for teaching the moon walk instead of giving history lessons. However some folks could take offense to a white-tee bashing Michael Jackson…oh when will the horrors stop?!!

  3. IMHO, a disrespectful letter from the page to Mrs. Northam.
    Alexandra Walker’s letter sent or leaked to the lawmakers and the Richmond paper – https://www.richmond.com/student-s-letter-to-first-lady-of-virginia/pdf_90205757-80a4-552f-9614-2536108a7520.html
    I find it disrespectful and wonder if she didn’t have help writing it.
    Leah Dozier Walker is the Director, Office of Equity and Community Engagement of the Virginia Dept of Education –
    https://www.richmond.com/letter-from-leah-dozier-walker/pdf_c31a56b7-fed8-509e-a614-8867d3629ed6.html

  4. What most likely happened:
    The incident in question occurred in the Historic Kitchen of the Executive Mansion, a cottage that formerly housed the African-American slaves who served Virginia governors. Pam Northam broke with tradition, by adding the cottage to her tour of the mansion along with “a variety of artifacts and agricultural crops.
    Mrs. Northam stated, “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,” the first lady said.
    The governor’s office confirmed that the cottage, along with artifacts like cotton and tobacco, have been part of the first lady’s efforts to incorporate the story of African-Americans into the mansion tour. An Administration spokesman said, “The First Lady did not single anyone out; she invited all of the pages to touch agricultural products and artifacts displayed in the Historic Kitchen as part of an educational tour.”

    From the other side of the aisle:
    Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, said his 13-year-old daughter, also a Senate page, and his wife each took a tour during the same week. Stanley’s daughter took the page tour with Walker’s daughter, who attends St. Catherine’s School. (“a premier all-girl Episcopalschool)
    In his daughter’s account, Stanley said, Mrs. Northam passed out the cotton boll to a page to pass around as a “hands-on experience,” a technique she uses regularly as a teacher.
    “Every page looked at it, every page held it and touched it, how painful it must have been in the context of slavery,” he said. Stanley said his daughter acknowledged some pages did not like it.
    His wife, Laura, took a similar tour two days later after a luncheon for legislative spouses at the Executive Mansion.
    The speaker for the luncheon was Gayle Jessup White, community engagement officer at Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson’s home in Albemarle County. She is an African-American descendant of Jefferson and Sally Hemings, a slave with whom he fathered several children.
    “My wife said it was very poignant, powerful and compelling presentation,” Stanley said.
    Afterward, Mrs. Northam led a tour of the kitchen she is having restored for historical accuracy and context. Once again, she handed out cotton bolls, this time to the spouses of legislators, including Stanley’s wife.
    “It was to try to make us understand a little bit better, in some small measure, the horrors of slavery,” he said.
    I’m no fan of our Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. It looks as if there’s an agenda here. I hope it is Democrat against Democrat.

  5. Virginia has become a majority of moonbat tinfoil hat wearing brain dead slugs. Now, not all of Virginia is this way, but thanx to Richmond and the DC suburbs, Virginia is becoming Maryland (Baltimore City and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s run Maryland).
    Thank God for Western Pennsylvania (with the obvious exceptions of the whacko parts of Pittsburgh). I am 250 miles from DC and it might as well be a thousand (yes, the news item is from Richmond).

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