CNN's Bakari Sellers delivers righteous sermon on racism after Northam photo bombshell: 'You don't get a pass for that'
Bakari Sellers on CNN (Screen cap)

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.

Watch below via CNN.