Virginia Middle-schoolers Reflect on Blackface and Racism
Check out CBS This Morning’s video Virginia middle schoolers reflect on blackface and racism
Scandals at the highest levels of Virginia's government are forcing some of the state's younger residents to have difficult conversations about race. After a racist photo was discovered on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 yearbook page, he and the state's third highest ranking official admitted they wore blackface when they were young men. This week, students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School spent their civics class learning about the history of blackface. Michelle Miller reports.