Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is ‘99% sure’ of identity of man wearing blackface in 1984 yearbook

Just days away from leaving office, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is now “99% sure” of the identity of the man in blackface in his medical yearbook.

Two years after the photo surfaced, stirring controversy and calls for the Democrat to resign, Northam told the Washington Post that the person appearing in blackface, which ran under his page in a 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, was a classmate and that the individual’s name was alphabetically “very close to mine.”

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