A college newspaper editorial written 39 years ago by Bradley Kutrow, now a McGuireWoods partner in North Carolina, gives a new perspective on how wearing blackface was regarded at the time in the South.

The recent revelations about top Virginia officials wearing blackface at earlier stages of their lives has prompted some to reach back and post yearbook photos from the 1970s and 1980s that depict students in blackface as well as in garb mirroring Ku Klux Klan robes.

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