Virginia first lady accused of handing out cotton to black children, report says

Virginia’s most powerful family is in the spotlight after new allegations surrounding yet another racist incident.

According to the Washington Post, the state’s first lady, Pam Northam, has been accused of handing balls of cotton to African-American children during a tour of the governor’s residence.

She also asked the students to imagine being slaves, compelled to pick cotton.

Her husband, Gov. Ralph Northam, became the second of a political whirlwind in Virginia when racist pictures – including a man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan outfit – surfaced.

The following day, the Governor denied that the figure in blackface was him. Northam elaborated, however, that he did wear shoe polish to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest.

The Governor’s wife issued a statement shortly after Washington Post’s report was published: