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Yes, politicians wore blackface. It used to be all-American ‘fun.’

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Yes, politicians wore blackface. It used to be all-American ‘fun.’

The Washington Post - Rhae Lynn Barnes is an assistant professor of American cultural history at Princeton University and author of the forthcoming book "Darkology: When the American Dream Wore Blackface."

Both Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) of Virginia have admitted that they wore blackface as students in the 1980s in imitations of famous African Americans. News broke Thursday that the Virginia Senate majority leader, Tommy Norment (R), was an editor of a 1968 …

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