Saturday, January 29, 2011

Haley Criticized for Lack of Diversity on Cabinet

News Channel 7
South Carolina
By Robert Kittle Published: January 28, 2011
Updated: January 28, 2011 - 6:43 PM

The Legislative Black Caucus and state Democratic Party are criticizing Gov. Nikki Haley for a lack of diversity on her cabinet. Of her 13 cabinet appointments, 9 are white men, 3 are white women and one is an African-American woman.
South Carolina's population is about 30 percent African-American and 51 percent female, according to U.S. Census figures.
"Shame on Nikki Haley," says South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler. "The faces of this state's government ought to bear some resemblance to the faces of the South Carolinians they will govern. African-Americans make up nearly a third of all South Carolina's population, but Governor Haley has willfully ignored them in forming her government."

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