On Friday, political commentator Bakari Sellers said that he was exhausted at the amounted of racism in America, after governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) was discovered posing in a racist photo.
A photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced and shows a man in blackface standing next to a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Northam admitted that it was him in the photo, but failed to clarify which man he was.
“Do you think the governor should resign? CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Sellers.
“It’s exhausting. It’s exasperating. Can people just not be racist?” Sellers said.
“I think Democrats have to stand up and call for his resignation,” he said. “He was a 25-year-old man in blackface or in a KKK outfit. Neither one of those is acceptable. The KKK, all they did was terrorize, lynch, brutalize African-Americans throughout the South. You don’t get a pass for that.”
He added, “You cannot be the leader of a state like Virginia with those issues in your past.”
Sellers then explained that we are not too far removed from our countries racist past.
“People talk about systemic racism, and a medical school allowed a picture like this to be published in their yearbook. And no one saw anything wrong with that in the 80s? When I say we’re not that far removed from our past which is strangling us — you cannot disagree with that point,” he said.
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White House personnel chief delivers a new blow to Trump: Top DHS candidates are not legally qualified
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Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh predicted this week that lawmakers from his own party will eventually support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
"I think he knows it’s coming," Walsh told CNN's Brianna Keilar following the president's remarks to reporters. "He sounded like a frightened baby right there."
According to Walsh, "even Republicans" are embarrassed by Trump's failed effort to hold the G7 summit at his Miami Doral resort.
"It’s really important to note, I need to say this, Republicans don’t like him," Walsh explained. "Republicans in Congress. They don’t like him, they don’t fear him, they don’t respect him. They do believe he’s incompetent, they do believe he’s a moron."