Why is it that the Establishment Swamp that tries to act woke always has skeletons in their closets that implicate them in some form of racism? This is a huge problem with the political elite… they try to act like they are squeaky clean, but time and time again, they’re exposed as being just as crass, racist and depraved as those they ridicule.
What might be yet another example of this is Nikki Haley “forgetting” to mention slavery as a cause of the civil war… and it is even worse when looking at the context of her background.
After an outcry ensued, Haley attempted to smooth things over. She only made it worse. She made the age-old “I had black friends growing up” routine. She may have, but everyone and their mother knows that this is not how you prove you’re not a racist. Why people still try that line is beyond me. In today’s society, it only makes you appear more guilty.
As if that wasn’t bad enough for the presidential candidate who appears oblivious to the fact that she has zero chance of beating Trump in the GOP Primaries, when you take a look at the context of her background, it makes leaving out slavery as a cause of the civil war seem less accidental.
Nikki Haley is a lifetime board trustee at her alma mater, Clemson. The very board she’s a part of was founded by a racist that wanted to ensure the exclusion of African-Americans, and the way the board was setup was to accomplish that. According to the Clemson website, one of the founders of the school, Benjamin Tillman, wrote:
“Having in view the possible danger of the negroes, who are so largely in the majority in our State, at some time getting control of the State Government, we suggested the scheme of seven trustees, who would be self perpetuating and thus make it impossible for an adverse Legislature to shipwreck the College, or make it a school to which negroes would be admitted.”
Tillman also openly boasted about his blatant racism: “We stuffed ballot boxes. We shot them. We are not ashamed of it.”
So, Haley is a lifetime board trustee of the very board that was designed to keep African-Americans out. Tillman was also one who promoted lynchings and was known as “Pitchfork Ben.” You can’t make this up. Interestingly, only one of the current trustees is black and there’s never been an African-American given a lifetime appointee.
Now, you might be saying that this all happened a long time ago. Why are we bringing this up now? Well, for starters, there’s a hypocrisy among the political elite that needs to be exposed.
For example, Haley opposed renaming a building at Clemson that was named after Tillman, again, an open racist. You could make the argument that this was just in the same vein as taking a stand against the tearing down of statues. However, when you piece everything together, it may not be quite as righteous of a stand…
Nikki Haley tries to take advantage of the fact that she’s a woman, and a minority woman at that. It’s not THAT she’s a minority female that’s the problem… it’s that she makes that an issue while hypocritically participating on a board which was founded to be racist, while opposing the changing of the name of a building named after a blatant racist, and then whitewashing what the Civil War was actually fought over.
All this to say, Nikki Haley really flubbed that answer about the Civil War by not even mentioning slavery as a part of the reason the war was being fought. When looking at her background, it raises even more questions about why she would respond in that fashion.
She’s definitely dug a pretty deep hole… and then flubbed her attempt to climb out. While some have speculated she had a chance of winning New Hampshire, this very well may ensure that she has zero chance of pulling that off. But then again, she has no chance of winning the GOP nomination, so why is she even running again?
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