U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

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After hearing about the recent discovery of a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page, student journalists at the University of Virginia started combing through their school's old yearbooks. What they found was horrifying. A 1971 class member page for the Chi Psi fraternity depicts a mob of black-hooded students carrying rifles, all their gazes fixed upon a lone, black-faced mannequin swinging from a tree. It looks like a staged lynching, as Nik Popli, an editor of the university's newspaper, The Cavalier Daily , noted on Twitter. ~~~~~https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FNik_Popli%2Fstatus%2F1093703410635943936~~~~~~ There were other examples of racist images, mainly blackface, throughout U.Va. yearbooks from the 60s, 70s...

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U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

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