Report: Gov. Northam calls for investigation into alleged racism at VMI

Roanoke Valley News

LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered an investigation into allegations of racism at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) after Black cadets and alumni described relentless racism at the nation’s oldest state-supported military college – according to a report by the Washington Post.

Northam, a member of the graduating class of 1981, co-wrote a leter to VMI’s Board of Visitors.

In the letter, Northam informed leaders at the school that the Commonwealth will fund and conduct an independent third-party investigation into the school’s treatment of its Black students.

The letter was also signed by Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and several House and Senate leaders.

The move comes after a Washington Post story detailing allegations of racism at VMI.

Stay with WFXR News for more developments into this developing story.

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