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Old 08-31-2019, 01:06 AM
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Default Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for racist skit from time at Auburn

Remember this?...

Gov. Ralph Northam admits he was in 1984 yearbook photo showing figures in blackface, KKK hood

That Democrat is still in office...Democrat rhetoric died down and life goes on...

REPUBLICAN governor?...Oh no...Democrats demand their pound of flesh for she did (and doesn't remember) in NINETEEN-SIXTY-SEVEN...not 1984...1967...

They're going after a 74-year-old for what she did (and doesn't remember) FIFTY-TWO-YEARS ago...

Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for racist skit from time at Auburn

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Gov. Kay Ivey is contacting state legislators, and apologizing for her role in a racist student skit from her time as an Auburn student.

Ivey was president of her Alpha Gamma Delta pledge class at Auburn. Photos of her sorority sisters in blackface emerged earlier this year. None showed the governor.

But Thursday she apologized after audio emerged of a skit at a Baptist Student Union Party. The audio is a radio interview of Ivey and her then-fiance, Ben LaRavia. He describes Ivey as wearing blue coveralls and said she “had put some black paint all over her face.”

… In a statement, Ivey said:

“I have now been made aware of a taped interview that my then-fiance, Ben LaRavia, and I gave to the Auburn student radio station back when I was SGA Vice President.

“Even after listening to the tape, I sincerely do not recall either the skit, which evidently occurred at a Baptist Student Union party, or the interview itself, both which occurred 52-years ago. Even though Ben is the one on tape remembering the skit – and I still don’t recall ever dressing up in overalls or in blackface – I will not deny what is the obvious.

“As such, I fully acknowledge – with genuine remorse – my participation in a skit like that back when I was a senior in college.

“While some may attempt to excuse this as acceptable behavior for a college student during the mid-1960s, that is not who I am today, and it is not what my Administration represents all these years later.

“I offer my heartfelt apologies for the pain and embarrassment this causes, and I will do all I can – going forward – to help show the nation that the Alabama of today is a far cry from the Alabama of the 1960s. We have come a long way, for sure, but we still have a long way to go.”

Reaction was swift.

Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, said: “If she did that she is insensitive. She needs to step down. She needs to be governor of all people.”

“It is not acceptable any time or place. Do us a favor and step down.”

Rep. Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham, says Ivey should have held a press conference.

“I don’t care if it was 52 years ago or yesterday. She is the governor of the state of Alabama, which is still considered one of the most racist states in the U.S. This is who she was then. It is who she is now. I have nothing for her. I don’t accept her apology. She should have stood before the people of Alabama herself.”

“She should resign. I don’t thing she should have been elected, and I think she is a racist.”


Ivey, 74, has spent her life in politics going from the SGA in Auburn to elected statewide office, serving as State Treasurer from 2003 to 2011, as Lt. Gov. from 2011 to 2017 and then elected to a full term as governor of Alabama in 2018. She took office in 2017 after former Gov. Robert Bentley resigned when he was convicted of misdemeanor ethics violations.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:36 AM
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How stupid...…


Over a skit that long ago.....???

I'm sick and tired of people thinking they have to apologize for behavior that bothers other race baiters….

Pathetic.....
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Default Re: Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for racist skit from time at Auburn

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Remember this?...

Gov. Ralph Northam admits he was in 1984 yearbook photo showing figures in blackface, KKK hood

That Democrat is still in office...Democrat rhetoric died down and life goes on...

REPUBLICAN governor?...Oh no...Democrats demand their pound of flesh for she did (and doesn't remember) in NINETEEN-SIXTY-SEVEN...not 1984...1967...

They're going after a 74-year-old for what she did (and doesn't remember) FIFTY-TWO-YEARS ago...

Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for racist skit from time at Auburn

Ahhhh….The party of Robert Byrd NOW as problems with far away history of government officials...
I have no problem with what someone did, as a youth, in 1984; and certainly no problem with what someone did in 1967.

But the double standard here is, indeed, glaring.

If it is a Democrat who committed the offense, then it should be (quite properly) forgiven--and forgotten.

But if the offense was committed by a Republican, well then, there is simply no statute of limitations...
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I don't understand. She was doing a skit, so she was acting. That is like saying that a Hollywood actor that plays a murderer, is insensitive to the families of people that have been murdered, right?

Should we go back and look at every actor and actress, and make them pay dearly for every role they played? As if they were really the people they pretended to be.

Black folks loved Robert Downey Jr. in black face. https://www.quora.com/Were-people-of...Tropic-Thunder
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I don't understand. She was doing a skit, so she was acting. That is like saying that a Hollywood actor that plays a murderer, is insensitive to the families of people that have been murdered, right?

Should we go back and look at every actor and actress, and make them pay dearly for every role they played? As if they were really the people they pretended to be.

Black folks loved Robert Downey Jr. in black face. https://www.quora.com/Were-people-of...Tropic-Thunder
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Almost sounds like something from Alinsky's rules of radicals...
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