Northam’s Medical School Canceled Yearbook In 2013 After Three Students Posed In Confederate Uniforms

The Washington Post reports:

The head of the medical school whose yearbook sparked controversy after racist photos surfaced on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in 1984 got rid of the annual after he found pictures of students in Confederate garb, according to a report on Monday.

Shortly after Provost Richard Homan hired Mekbib Gemeda as vice president of diversity at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013, Homan showed him a yearbook containing photos of three white students wearing Confederate uniforms posing in front of a Confederate battle flag.

But he didn’t go back and review earlier yearbooks to see if they contained similar images. “In retrospect, that was my error,” said Homan. “I thought because I stopped publication that would have been enough. I think in retrospect, I would have had an audit or review of those.”