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Chef Ari Coleman calls the news that two top Virginia politicians have dressed in blackface "not acceptable" and "ridiculous." Mallory Noe-Payne/WVTF hide caption

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands at the center of Lee Circle along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The commonwealth of Virginia has a complicated racial history that underpins many of today's political controversies. Salwan Georges/Getty Images hide caption

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