More than three decades after his College graduation might stumble upon the Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia on a long forgotten seemed to be a Yearbook photo. His party friends in both Senate and in the house of representatives of the Federal state called on the Democrats Ralph Northam on Friday (local time) to resign.

The 59-year-old Northam was forced to make a public apology, after a site had put the image of 1984 on Friday and into the net. A Person is posing in the white robe of the notorious racist secret society known as the Ku Klux Klan next to someone with a black painted face.

Governor of the U.S. first of all, no willingness to withdraw by look

which of the two Northam, is not visible. The politician admitted in its opinion, only the photo will show him “in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive”. He could apologize for his “hurtful” behavior, from today’s point of view only.

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finds The image provides a double cause for outrage: members of the established in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan spread in nightly Raids in their typical white robes with burning Crosses, fear and terror and murdered many African-Americans. The Ku Klux Klan was created after the civil war in the southern States, including Virginia. The so-called black facing, in turn, – the dark makeup of white persons, for the representation of Black, such as in the theatre, and carnival – is criticized as a racist stereotype.

Also the Republican party in Virginia and against the discrimination of Black fighting Association for civil rights NAACP called for Northam due to the Yearbook photos to the resignation. A willingness to resign left Northam in his personal statement, however, does not recognize.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.