“I have a lot more to learn…The more I know, the more I can do,” Northam told The Post. “I want to heal that pain, and I want to make sure that all Virginians have equal opportunity…and I think I’m the person that can do that for Virginia.”
According to the Post, Northam has met with African-American lawmakers and leaders and has started doing his reading — including “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nahesi Coates and a “few chapters” of Alex Haley’s “Roots.”
He said he has talked to his cabinet about issues such as affordable housing and looking at whether minority-owned businesses are getting full access to state contacts. He also indicated that children as young as Kindergarten-age could be affected by his apparent conversion on the subject of race.
“First of all what I plan to do…is to make sure that we have sensitivity training – in our Cabinet, in our agencies. I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important,” he said.
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