Indian-American wins pursuit of South Carolina governorship
If it were not South Carolina, this may not be such a big deal. But, it is South Carolina and the daughter of immigrant Indians is now a candidate for governor of the arch conservative state. The fact that she defeated Strom Thurmond’s son is even more impressive.
Just maybe, South Carolina is turning a big corner here, shunning sexist and racist behavior once and for all.
If you look around these days, you might discover the rise in prominence of Indian-Americans. We are fortunate in America to experience the benefits of cultural diversity. Diversity, according to Frans Johannson, brings to us advantages that he describes as the Medici effect.
“Nikki Haley, Tim Scott win Republican primaries in South Carolina
By Amy Gardner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
“Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, overwhelmingly captured the GOP gubernatorial nomination over Rep. J. Gresham Barrett -- despite a whisper campaign insinuating that she is not really a Christian, as she says she is. And in the 1st Congressional District, Tim Scott, a black state lawmaker from Charleston, convincingly defeated Charleston County Council member Paul Thurmond, a son of the late senator Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.). Barrett and Thurmond are white.”