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Scott Appointment Sparks Racist Tweets

South Carolina congressman Tim Scott was appointed yesterday to fill Jim DeMint’s Senate seat, and as news broke of Governor Nikki Haley’s announcement racially charged reactions from Twitter users began. A “token” is probably the most flattering name he was called.



Not only is Scott the state’s first black senator — and the South’s first since Reconstruction — but he will also serve as the only black senator in the upcoming Congress.


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