Tommy Norment was editor of racist yearbook at VMI

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News broke on Thursday that Virginia Sen. Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R) was an editor for VMI yearbook filled with racist photos and slurs.

According to the article, N-word is used at least once and a student listed as being from Bangkok, Thailand, is referred to as a “Chink” and “Jap.”

Norment released the following statement: “The use of blackface is abhorrent in our society and I emphatically condemn it. As one of seven working on a 359-page yearbook, I cannot endorse or associate myself with every photo, entry, or word on each page.”

Read the full story from the Virginian Pilot here.

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