Mark Herring Biography
Mark Herring(full name: Mark Rankin Herring) is an American attorney who is the 47th and current Attorney General of Virginia. A Democrat, he previously served in the Senate of Virginia since a 2006 special election, representing the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties
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Mark is 57 years old as of 2018. He was born on 25 September 1961 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States.
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Dr. Mark Herring is an internist in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and is affiliated with Holy Family Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 7 doctors at Holy Family Memorial Hospital who specialize in Internal Medicine.
General internal medicine physicians, or internists, are primary-care doctors who perform physical exams and treat a wide spectrum of common illnesses in adult men and women. One of every four physicians in the U.S. is an internist, many of whom are certified in one of 19 subspecialties, including cardiology, infectious disease, and medical oncology.
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Mark Herring Lansing Age 57, our loving son and brother passed away December 29, 2009, in Detroit, MI Born December 11, 1952, in Lansing, MI. Mark was a teacher at L.C.C. and he enjoyed Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; mother, Pauline; sister, Patricia.
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Laura Elena, Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen, commonly known as Laura Harring, is a Mexican-American actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Hispanic woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film.
Mark Herring has been married to his wife, Laura, for 27 years; they met the summer before he began law school. Laura works as a middle school teacher in Loudoun County. The couple has two children: a 24-year-old daughter, Peyton, and a 21-year-old son, Tim. They have an apartment in Richmond and a house in Leesburg, Virginia. They are members of Leesburg Presbyterian Church.
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Herring says he wore blackface at the college party
Published: Wed 11:42 AM, Feb 06, 2019 | : Wed 7:23 PM, Feb 06, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.
The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.
Many including Herring have urged Northam to resign after the discovery of a photo of someone in blackface on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Fairfax, next in line to be governor, has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.
Herring released the following statement:
The very bright light that is shining on Virginia right now is sparking a painful but, I think we all hope, important conversation. The stakes are high, and our spirits are low.
I am sure we all have done things at one time or another in our lives that show poor judgment, and worse yet, have caused some level of pain to others. I have a glaring example from my past that I have thought about with deep regret in the many years since, and certainly each time I took a step forward in public service, realizing that my goals and this memory could someday collide and cause pain for people I care about, those who stood with me in the many years since, or those who I hoped to serve while in office. In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song. It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.
This was a onetime occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct. That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then. Although the shame of that moment has haunted me for decades, and though my disclosure of it now pains me immensely, what I am feeling in no way compares to the betrayal, the shock, and the deep pain that Virginians of color may be feeling. Where they have deserved to feel heard, respected, understood, and honestly represented, I fear my actions have contributed to them being forced to revisit and feel a historical pain that has never been allowed to become history.
This conduct is in no way reflective of the man I have become in the nearly 40 years since.
As a senator and as attorney general, I have felt an obligation to not just acknowledge but work affirmatively to address the racial inequities and systemic racism that we know exist in our criminal justice system, in our election processes, and in other institutions of power. I have long supported efforts to empower communities of color by fighting for access to healthcare, making it easier and simpler to vote, and twice defended the historic re-enfranchisement of former felons before the Supreme Court of Virginia. I have launched efforts to make our criminal justice system more just, fair, and equal by addressing implicit bias in law enforcement, establishing Virginia’s first-ever program to improve re-entry programs in local jails, and pushing efforts to reform the use of cash bail. And I have tried to combat the rise in hate crimes and white supremacist violence that is plaguing our Commonwealth and our country.
That I have contributed to the pain Virginians have felt this week is the greatest shame I have ever felt. Forgiveness in instances like these is a complicated process, one that necessarily cannot and should not be decided by anyone but those directly affected by the transgressor, should forgiveness be possible or appropriate at all. In the days ahead, honest conversations and discussions will make it clear whether I can or should continue to serve as attorney general, but no matter where we go from here, I will say that from the bottom of my heart, I am deep, deeply sorry for the pain that I cause with this revelation.
The University of Virginia released the following statement on this issue on Wednesday night:
Dressing in blackface is racist and offensive. This latest revelation underscores how important it is to continue honest conversations about our past, whether distant or not-so-distant and how that past continues to influence our present. Those conversations have been occurring at UVA for a number of years, and they will continue.
UVA has examined its earliest days through the President’s Commission and Slavery and the University, which issued its report in 2018. We recently launched the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation, which will focus on the time period after the Civil War and through the Civil Rights era. But our work will not end there, and in many ways, this work — to fully understand our past and to ensure that our community is one of mutual dignity and equal respect — will never be finished. Universities are places dedicated to discovering and disseminating the truth, and it is in that spirit that we should examine our own past — including the past documented in University publications — and our present. It’s only through that candid assessment that we will be able to close the gap between our aspirations and our realities.
That said, we do not need a commission or a study to make the basic point that dressing in blackface is wrong. Nor should we shy away from the responsibility of ensuring that our current students understand the painful history of blackface and other forms of cultural appropriation or disrespect.
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Mark Y. Herring is Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University. He has worked in librarianship for more than two decades. He has written numerous books, articles, and scores of reviews for magazines and journals both in and out of the library profession, including The Pro-Life/Choice Debate.