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Minorities in Politics

A Strong Signal From Gov. Haley

Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.

Sunday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley appointed a black man, Rep. Tim Scott, to the vacant South Carolina Senate seat. It's an excellent signal to her party that it must, in appointive and legislative positions, recommend candidates who will attract the support and votes of black people.