For John, BLUF: Confused? Join some of the rest of us. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing for the TheNew Yorker, 13 Jan 2016, Mr Jelani Cobb tries to mess with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley—"The Complicated History of Nikki Haley".
I guess she is a "minority", since he says she is, but what is she? She isn't Black and doesn't really look Asian. She is, per Mr Cobb, Indian-American, but not that kind of Indian.
MrCobb writes as though the Republicans have been the party in control in South Carolina since before there was aRepublican Party. And while we are at it, and the Writer brought it up, does President Obama really represent the Black struggle in America? He may be embraced by Black Democrats, but Dr Condi Rice better represents that Black struggle.
I am guessing race authenticity is validated by one's political party. When I think of Governor Nikki Haley I don't think of a racial minority, but that is OK, since she's a Republican and thus unable to be, authentically, a member of a [racial] minority, like Dr Ben Carson or Seanators Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
I guess I could be disgusted, but I am just bemused.
Regards — Cliff