In SC, Buttigieg faces black voters wary of a gay candidate

“He’s got to convince people like my dad and my uncles, when they still unfortunately subscribe to stereotypes,” said Malloy, who is black and lives in Hartsville, a small town in rural northeast South Carolina with a black population of almost 50%…

“I don’t support that lifestyle, to be honest,” said the 54-year-old Baldwin, who is black. “A lot of church people don’t support that lifestyle. I’m supporting my beliefs.”…

“I just can’t see him being a representative for the United States of America,” said Karen Wilkerson, a 69-year-old retired teacher from Cheraw. “When you think about all of the state things that he has to attend to, being in the public eye in a foreign stage and having to have the company of his partner with him. I guess, coming from my era, my age, it just bothers me. I don’t think I will vote for him”