I think it's kind of funny (and extremely telling) that I didn't know Tim Scott was black until I heard it on NPR, who HAD to mention his skin color upon his appointment.
The articles I'd read up until them on TH and on other [conservative] sites, as well as some radio broadcasts I'd heard, hadn't felt the need to mention the pigmentation of his skin. (Some may have run photographs, but I didn't notice them, I guess. Or maybe I didn't care?)
They were more concerned/thrilled with his spotless record on Right to Life and adherence to Tea Party principals.
Of COURSE it was the racist Left who gave a flip about Scott's skin color.
But how many [liberal] blacks serve in liberal white districts? Zip. Only in black districts.