In light of the racist photo released this weekend from Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, the Feminist Majority is calling on Northam to step down from his position as Governor of Virginia.

We no longer believe that Governor Northam has the standing to achieve the progressive civil rights and women’s rights agenda that he was elected to carry out. He has lost the trust of the constituents and lawmakers that he is meant to lead.

The violent symbolism of the Klan hood and the degrading history of blackface have no place in a United States that seeks to create a future of equality and justice for all.