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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina
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Forging New Pathways
to Fight Poverty in SC

Welcome to Our Site!

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created in 1993 by the General  Assembly to provide the citizens of the State with a single point of contact for information regarding the State’s minority populations.

Our Mission is to be a catalyst that identifies and examines emerging issues and trends by providing constructive solutions, and approaches to support the policy and socio-economic development of ethnic minority communities through:

  • Community engagement and awareness;
  • State recognition of Native Americans;
  • Collecting, diagnosing and analyzing collaborative data;
  • Acting as a liaison bridging the gap between communities, government agencies and other organizations; and
  • Influencing public policy and state services 

Our Vision is that all ethnic minority citizens of the state of South Carolina will be treated equitably and achieve economic prosperity through socio-cultural awareness, collaboration, policy change and research.