Democrats criticize Haley's checking of 'white' on voter registration application
What box should Gov. Nikki Haley check when it comes to her race?
The South Carolina Democratic Party tried Thursday to make Haley out as a liar for checking "white" as her race on her 2001 Lexington County voter registration application.
Trying to create controversy with a ten year old voter registration card? Really? That is some weak sauce right there.
But the application had no specific option for "Indian." Her options were "white, black/African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or other."Anne Althouse comments, "It's bad enough that people are forced to make this choice. Criticizing them for how they puzzle it out when they are in a difficult category is just disgusting."
The governor stayed silent on the matter, although her allies accused the Democrats of the lowest-grade politics: race-baiting. Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, has never emphasized herself as South Carolina's first female and minority governor and the country's second Indian-American governor, but it has earned enormous national notoriety.
This is like those people who get mad at mixed race folk where one of the races in the mix is black for choosing to identify as anything other than black. As if they get to decide for others what their identity should be. Like we used to say back in the day, step off fools.