Northam refers to slaves as ‘indentured servants’

Northam refers to slaves as ‘indentured servants’
Are welcome back this morning, Virginia’s and battles. Governor says he is not going anywhere, but now Governor Ralph Northam is facing even more scrutiny. After new comments you made on race and slavery, navigating the blackface Scandal has taught him a lot about white privilege have listened. I was born in white privilege and that has implications to it and it is much different. The way a white person such as myself is treated in this country, the powerful implications of that Don’t Lie from Richmond Virginia to Jessica. The governor also made comments about slavery. Raise concern here to tell us what he said hear evidence it just it just seemed like another unforced error and a serious one right well good morning to you both yeah. He was giving his first televised interview to Gayle King and a lot of his answers are raising some eyebrows. You just played that bit about the white privilege. He also was talking a little bit about Virginia’s history, and this comment raise some eyebrows. Take a listen! If you look at Virginia’s history we’re now, I had the 400-year anniversary just 90 miles from here in 1619. First, indentured servants from Africa landed on our Shores and Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe and why it’s something that a lot of people are saying and asking this morning so much so that the governor has now put out a statement to clarify his Answer I want to read you what he said he said during a recent event. At Fort Monroe, I spoke about the arrival of the first half and in Virginia and referred to them in my remarks as Enslaved. The historian advise me, the use of indentured was more historically accurate. The fact is, I’m still learning and committed to getting it right, so Jim and Poppy here’s. The thing I heard over and over from the governor again today in this interview that he sees this as a learning moment. He told the Washington Post over the weekend that he wants to help Virginia he’ll. He wants to focus on what he’s calling race equity. Are the he really sees this as a moment where he can uniquely leave the state forward, but interviews like this other people are questioning it. If you know, if he’s talking about white privilege and not really understanding it before really in a position to do that, so that’s where we are with the governor who again reiterating no plans to resign Without Really legitimate questions and concerns. Thank you for the reporting.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) used the term “indentured servants” while referring to enslaved Africans on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

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