Virginia blackface scandal

After being embroiled in ugly accusations over the last year surrounding a sex scandal, Virginia's Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax has announced that he intends to launch his own gubernatorial bid.

An “investigation” into Ralph Northam's blackface medical school yearbook photo couldn't prove if the Virginia governor was actually pictured in the racist image.

Gov. Ralph Northam canceled his appearance at a fundraiser after demonstrators showed up to protest his blackface scandal.

Both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson have made it clear they not only wanted a public hearing but that they wanted Justin Fairfax to resign. Neither seems to be happening.

The groundwork has already been laid for Black folks to forgive Northam's racist scandal, and soon.

Maryland court records indicate Meredith Watson had a restraining order against her.

Somehow, this specific political disaster has not ended with resignation, the polar opposite of what typically happens in the immediate aftermath of any scandal where politics and racism collide.