LIKE WE PREDICTED …
Two days ago, we published a story about impending protests targeting S.C. lieutenant governor Glenn McConnell – one of three finalists to become the next president of the College of Charleston.
Looks like they’re underway …
A loyal FITS reader in the Holy City of Charleston, S.C. forwarded us the above image, taken from campus of the “College of Knowledge.”
We’re not sure if this homemade sign – one of many reportedly popping up on campus – is part of the national NAACP’s protest of McConnell’s candidacy.
African-American opposition to McConnell isn’t monolithic, though. Sources tell FITS several black lawmakers who served with McConnell during his tenure in the S.C. General Assembly are rallying to his support.
Will McConnell get the job?
Sources tell FITS he is “very close” to getting enough votes on college’s board – but that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s two appointees are working very hard to deny him the job.