NEW YORK: Indian American Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has come under fire for appointing a white supremacist to her steering committee that will explore whether she should seek re-election. Haley, who was born to Sikh immigrant parents, was elected governor of South Carolina in 2010.
Nikki Haley’s steering committee has `white supremacist’ Roan Garcia-Quintana of Greenville as one of the 164 co-chairs.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights organization, on Wednesday joined the Anti-Defamation League, in accusing Nikki Haley of appointing a `white supremacist’ to her committee.
Nikki herself has recounted incidents of racism her family faced when she was growing up in South Carolina.
These civil rights groups are angry that Haley – herself a victim of racism – would appoint a `white supremacist’ to her re-election committee.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Garcia-Quintana is a “white supremacist” who is a `well-known leader’ of the Council of Conservative Citizens which is against immigration of “non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States.” This group is against “all efforts to mix the races of mankind.”