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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:31 PM

South Carolina governor must quit 'segregated' golf club, ex-lawmaker says

Source: The Guardian

South Carolina governor must quit 'segregated' golf club, ex-lawmaker says

Henry McMaster, newly sworn-in as governor, is a longtime member
of the Forest Lake Club, which Bakari Sellers says is all-white


Jamiles Lartey
Wednesday 25 January 2017 20.41 GMT

A former South Carolina state legislator is reviving his calls for the state’s newly sworn-in governor, Henry McMaster, to withdraw his membership from a country club he alleges is all-white and exclusionary.

“Those people who represent an entire state should not represent a segregated club. It’s 2017,” said Bakari Sellers, a one-time political opponent of the new governor.

McMaster, a Republican who was serving as the state’s lieutenant governor, took over the top job when the current officeholder, Nikki Haley, was confirmed to join the Trump administration on Tuesday.

Sellers, a former state legislator in South Carolina and current CNN contributor, raised McMaster’s membership at the Forest Lake Club in Columbia as an issue during the 2014 race, which McMaster won. He declined to explain how he knows the club is all-white, but the club has faced scrutiny over its discrimination policies before. Another South Carolina politician, Katon Dawson, claimed to have left the club in 2008 during a bid to become chairman of the Republican National Committee. It was later discovered that he had remained a member the whole time.

Over the weekend, a representative told the State that McMaster still had no plans to leave the club. The governor’s office did not respond the a request for comment.

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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:37 PM

1. they just feel more comfortable around their own kind

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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:03 PM

2. In a decent world, one could not get elected in that case. But, that's the south.

Yeah, I know, broad brush. And this tacist took Haley's place.

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