Another Slur Against Haley?
By FITSNews || Another white, male South Carolina lawmaker is being accused of racially slurring S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley – the Palmetto State’s Republican gubernatorial nominee.
Less than a month after S.C. Senator Jakie Knotts (RINO/DIC – Lexington) went on an internet talk show and referred to Haley as a “raghead,” State Representative Boyd Brown (D-Fairfield) has been accused of referring to Haley – an Indian-American – as the state’s “Slumdog Governor.”
The alleged reference – which Boyd vehemently denies – is from the 2008 movie Slumdog Millionaire, which tells the story of a young Indian boy who achieves fame and fortune via his appearance on a popular game show.
“Absurd,” Brown told FITS, calling the accusation “totally false.”
In fairness, this is not the first attempt to link Brown to racially-insensitive comments. Also, it’s worth noting that Brown’s accuser – liberal activist Kevin Gray – has campaigned on behalf of Kamau Marcharia, who opposed Brown in last month’s Democratic primary.
Here’s Gray’s allegation, which was posted on his Facebook page:
“This guy has no credibility and hasn’t for years,” Brown said of Gray.
Previously, Brown was accused of making comments that were insensitive to civil rights leaders, however a tape recording of the meeting in which he allegedly made these comments did not pick up any such reference.
Haley’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
UPDATE: Gray has taken to his Facebook page again, reiterating that the allegation is true and directing reporters to Corey Hutchins, a reporter with The (Columbia, S.C. Free Times) who he says told him about the slur.
UPDATE II: We just spoke with Corey Hutchins. He says he has never had an on-the-record conversation with Gray about Boyd Brown, and that he has never had an on-the-record conversation with Boyd Brown about Nikki Haley. Hutchins obviously declined to discuss any off-the-record conversations he may have had. Hmmmm …