Blackface About-Face: People Should Have Room to Grow, Learn From Past Mistakes

No justifiable excuse exists to explain away Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s past racist behavior and insensitive comments about slavery.

White people will never be able to wear blackface without being justifiably branded a racist.

And no sane African-American will ever allow someone to label slavery as indentured servitude.

But if a lifetime of perfection is required to hold public office, keep a job or to be viewed as a decent human being, then no one deserves a job or any blessing in life.

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