When is Blackface O.K.?

If this racist practice was ever acceptable, it certainly isn’t today.

It has come to light that a yearbook of a certain U.S. Governor contains a highly controversial photo. The individual is Democrat Ralph Northam who was sworn into office in January 2018. The photo is of two unknown individuals, one in Blackface and the other dressed as a member of the Klu Klux Klan. Even though Northam has expressed regret that these images surfaced, pressure from all sides of the political spectrum are calling for his resignation.

Today the governor of Virginia announced that he was not giving up his position. He says whoever it was in the racist photo, it wasn’t him. Actually because it was his yearbook page, it does not matter who was in the photo. Oddly he claims he didn’t even know that these hateful images were on his page. And Ralph Northam expects us to believe that the presence of this photo was due to a careless mistake made by the editors of the yearbook.

Outside of this nasty tidbit of information Governor Northam appears as if he has been a good guy. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute and earned his M.D. at Eastern Virginia Medical School. As a physician he served as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1984 to 1992. During Operation Desert Storm, he treated evacuated casualties at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. His actions were performed with skill and care.

Northam’s life become more public as he was elected to the Virginia state senate. There he took positions accepting climate change, supporting the Affordable Care Act, allowing abortion, placing Confederate monuments in museums, proposing increases in the minimum wage, banning smoking in restaurants, opposing assault weapons and ending the death penalty. Due to his moderate record Northam was elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

So how did Northam get stuck in this situation. He entertained a number of distorted thoughts, beliefs and actions, when he should have known better. He didn’t pay attention to what was going on. Back in 1984 Michael Jackson was on top of the charts and Jesse Jackson was running for U.S. President. Socially conscious individuals agreed that divisive racial practices must end. And people who participate in them can expect to pay the price.

The Dayology Analysis

Ralph Northam

Ralph Northam was born on a Sunday in the zodiac sign of Virgo. The Sun is his INNER ruler and Mercury is his OUTER ruler. The #06 SUN VIR represents the two separate parts of his being. This particular typology creates powerful people in positions of service.

Each of the eight-four Dayology signatures represents a life purpose. The lessons of this signature result from an uncomfortable interaction of Sun and Mercury energies. A Sunday individual wants to be strong and influential. A well balanced Virgo is humble.

Virgos are born with a concern for detail and accuracy. Their gift is creating precision in regard to physical matters like science, government and healthcare. A common Virgo mistake is to harp on everyday matters which are not their business or cannot easily be changed.

People of all the Day Rays can be prejudiced, but individuals born on Sunday can be especially insensitive without realizing it. Their blind spot comes from their desire for power. They tend not to question the implications of the power system in which they are involved.

This is not to say that Sunday individuals are backward thinking, although many prefer not to rock the boat. Conscious Sun people will throw their weight on the side of social justice if they feel they have the means to effect change while not loosing their footing.