Stephanie Mayer

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced with a picture of a man in blackface standing alongside another in KKK robes — both of whom Northam claims are not him. Other politicians called for his resignation, including Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who later admitted to also having dressed in blackface.

Photos of blackface in UNC yearbooks reflect on the University's history of racism

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced with a picture of a man in blackface standing alongside another in KKK robes — both of whom Northam claims are not him.  Soon after Northam’s photo went viral, a photo from the Chi Phi fraternity, published in the 1979 edition of the Yackety Yack, UNC's yearbook, depicts a man in blackface being hanged by two other men dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan.


Solomea Asfaw, a senior biology major, says she has no problem with the use of quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., by non-people of color as long as they understand the context and sympathize. "If you don't understand it, then it is kind of a problem," Asfaw says.

When is it OK to quote Martin Luther King Jr.?

Student activists protesting a recent Faculty Executive Council meeting told Chancellor Carol Folt that she was a disgrace, and that she should "never utter MLK's words again." This sentiment shared by student activists sparks the question of how acceptable it is to quote Martin Luther King Jr., especially relating to politics — and a question of whether or not it is admissible for white people to use his words. We talked to UNC students to see where they stand on the issue.



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Ken Klukowski, senior legal editor for Breitbart New Network lectures at UNC School of Law amidst protests at noon on Tuesday.

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Ken Klukowski, senior legal editor for Breitbart New Network lectures at UNC School of Law amidst protests at noon on Tuesday.